by Chris Baron
Writer and educator Chris Baron shares selections of his poetry at the 2014 Razor's Edge Conference, as well as some of his story to provide context for his poetry. He explains this background of being raised in a Jewish family in New York, converting to Christianity and eventually visiting Israel. This is a two-part video.
Chris Baron is Professor of English at San Diego City College where he works on education reform. He has lived and worked in the San Diego community for over twenty years. He travels widely. Baron has published numerous poems and articles in magazines and journals around the country, performed on radio programs, and participated in many readings, lectures, and panels, and is registered in the Poets & Writers Magazine directory. He began his journey in New York City. Born into the tumultuous life of an artist’s family, Baron is passionate about the importance of art as a practical resource for discovering truth and as a means of survival in our everyday lives. He completed his MFA in Poetry in 1998. He also completed a certificate program in Biblical History and Theology, and is often a guest lecturer in Religion and Philosophy courses. He served for thirteen years on the executive board for the Border Voices Poetry Project. He works with the CS Lewis Foundation as well as many other professional and social communities.