NICE DEITY, poems by Martha Baird
With a preface by Eli Siegel, “The New Simplicity; or, Towards Poetry Again”
Lawrence R. Holmes, publisher of Poetry Public, wrote in his review:
“There comes, every now and then, a book of verse which, after you have lived with it a while, causes something to take place in you, and you become aware of some all but imperceptible sprouting and branching. For me, Martha Baird’s NICE DEITY has been such a book…. Martha Baird’s poems provide a rather large amount of both delight and wisdom.… Let those who think they can improve upon the diction, the syntax, and the form of these poems…, have a fling at it, just for fun. I suspect that it will prove an extremely difficult task if not an impossible one. Martha Baird, in NICE DEITY, has done justice to the idea of poetry.”
This book is temporarily out of print.