Chris Baron was born into the tumultuous life of an artist’s family in New York City. As described in his poem, “Field Trip,” he was introduced to the power of many creative mediums at a young age: “stunned by a wave of Mozart, / toxic smells of oils and cigarette / smoke.” Later in the poem, the mother/artist “spins like a whirlwind, consumes / everything with brush strokes.” The artist “consumes” experiences and responds. Chris is passionate about the importance of art as a practical resource for discovering truth and as a means of survival in our every day lives.
"My work tries to tell a story in a musical way. This is why I love poetry—I love story, and I love sound. I want to remember the way something is told almost as much as the something itself."