Dick Bakken's poetry has been published in over 200 periodicals and anthologies, eight books, on two audio cassettes, and two video cassettes. He has won numerous awards and grants, and continues to tour, working with musicians, mimes, painters, sculptors, photographers, and filmmakers.
Dick Bakken is one of the few poets in America whose reputation, a substantial one, rests almost solely on his public readings which are lyrical, dramatic, liturgical and celebratory all at once.-- wrote Christopher Howell, owner of Lynx House Press.
Dick is on a two-month tour of the Pacific Northwest. His stop in Newport is his only appearance on Oregon's coast