It's winter and it's holding fast. Perhaps beginning this poetry blog now is appropriate since there isn't really much of anything about the season I like. growing up in the sub-tropics and living and working along the equator for more than a decade has conditioned me to fair weather activities. I don't enjoy being outdoors in winter with my eyes burning cold and snot freezing on my upper lip.
I'm not too fond of being holed up indoors for so many months of the year either, but I'll stay put for a few more weeks. This beginning series of poems represents my aversion to the season, in all its stunning beauty and agony.
Rick Burnett Baker currently is self-employed as a narrative photographer, and is a member of the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA). Baker, a native Texan, is a graduate of State University of New York (Albany) with a BA in Asian Studies, (minor in classical Chinese literature), a Graduate Certificate in US Urban Policy, and a Masters (MRP) in Regional and Urban Planning, Third World. He has worked with a mining company in Honduras, with a civil engineering firm in Saudi Arabia, and traveled andworked throughout Southeast Asia, China, and Northern Africa with Halliburton for nearly a decade, based out of Singapore. During his years living in Singapore he was also known for his radio and television voice-over work. Baker returned to the US in 1985 to complete academic interests and continues to live in New York.