William Baer

William Baer is a poet and editor. His The Unfortunates won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 1997 and Bocage and Other Sonnets received the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. He was the founding editor of The Formalist, a literary journal dedicated to Formalist poetry, and serves as a contributing editor of Measure. Baer teaches creative writing, cinema, and world cultures at the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana, where he lives with his wife and children.


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A Negative Freedom: Thirteen Poets on Formal Verse


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