Pushcart and Sundress Award nominee, Danny Baker, was raised
in L.A., landing him as an outcast in the center of the 80's punk rock scene as
a wild teen in the streets. He would move to New York and transform himself
into a successful mover and shaker on Wall Street. Years later, he further
developed his innate talent for writing as a means to balance the intensity,
pain and duality of his existence.
Danny has been published in numerous journals, anthologies,
chapbooks and e-zines, including Paraphilia,
The Examiner, The Edgar Allan Poet Journal- Volumes 1, 2 & 3, The Nervous Breakdown, The Nexxuss, Deep Tissue, Richard Modiano's
Moon & Sun Review and Unadorned Press's The Musophobist (2012), among others. His first book of poems, Fractured, was the debut release on Punk
Hostage Press (2012). He was a contributing author to Apophenia Press's
collaborative novel, Parasite Regained
(2014). Baker's latest solo effort, Death
In The Key Of Life, published by Oneiros Books (2014), is a collection of
intuitive streams of consciousness capable of making the rubber walls bounce
off their own reflections.
Now 45, he has just been positioned as an editor at The
Edgar & Lenore Publishing House. He is working on a slew of new writing
projects of his own and continues to organize the madness of a massive
collaborative effort upon which he embarked with none other than the venerable,
Additionally, Danny is a member of the Board of Trustees of Beyond
Baroque Literary Arts Center where he also oversees the Wednesday Night
Workshop—the longest running of its kind in Los Angeles.