Chris Baron

Publications

Books
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Lantern Tree

The voices of four San Diego poets meet at a crossroads of poetic traditions to contemplate home––home as a sense of place and a sense of self, home as much outside as it is inside.

Chris Baron, Heather Eudy, Cali Linfor, Sabrina Youmans

Softcover  376 Pages  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
 ISBN #9780983783718
$14.95

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Anthologies
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Sunshine/Noir

A groundbreaking and innovative collection of San Diego/Tijuana writing edited by Jim Miller co-author of Under the Perfect Sun featuring:

Jimmy Santiago BacaChris Baron,  Mike Davis, Marilyn Chin, Steve Kowit, Sandra Alcosser, David Reid, Mark Dery, Victor Payan and Perry Vasquez, minerva, reg. e. gaines, Adrian Arancibia, Hal Jaffe, Sue Luzzaro, Jimmy Jazz, and many more…


What the Song Hoped For (BV18): Border Voices 18

Jack Webb, Apr 27, 2011
Chris Baron, Steve Kowit, Seretta Martin, Celia Sigmon, San Diego students K-12

A delightful collection of melodious & magical verbal confections crafted and performed by noted poets & San Diego students -- the 18th annual anthology from the Border Voices Poetry Project.

Hunger and Thirst
Chris Baron: "The Last Table"

More than eighty contributors offer up unique views of food and drink, what we hunger for, what pains us, what sustains us, what brings us joy as individuals, as families, as a culture. This collection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art invites you to sit at the collective table that we share as the human community.



Lavanderia
Chris Baron: "Washed and Worn"

Lavanderia is an experience in written word and photography. It highlights the universal ritual and common interaction of people, places, and things found between loads of laundry. Lavanderia gives the audience a unique look into an otherwise ordinary chore by giving it voice and visual. It celebrates the task often deemed women s work and honors the history of washer women. It touches on everything from labor strikes and scrub boards to present day love affairs rinsed away in the automatic double loader.
Lavanderia is a reminder that incredible strength and spirit can reside in the most routine spaces.

Mamas and Papas On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting
Chris Baron:
 “The Park” and “Snools.”

In this lively and engrossing collection, texts explore all aspects of parenthood from the first stirrings of desire for a baby to the bittersweet experience of watching your children go off into the world without you. In poetry, fiction and essays, the writers examine the primal and powerful bond between parent and child. Writers share their most intimate experiences of motherhood and fatherhood. The book celebrates the satisfaction and joy that parenthood offers. Yet it does not shy away from the dark side of parenting. Writes offer up eloquent and honest testimonies to their anger, frustrations, doubts and failures as parents. Pieces range from the laugh-out-loud funny stories of Sam Apple's foray into a Mommy and Me yoga class with his son and Neal Pollack's adventures with his son's initial attempts at texting, to Wanda Coleman's stark poetry of poverty and Ella Wilson's quietly devastating account of her brush with postpartum depression. The contributors survey everything from the emotional toll of IVF to the perils and rewards of international adoption. Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of parenting.

Far East: Everything Just As It Is
Chris Baron: "Prayer for Cuyamaca". "Mountain Lions"


"Everything Just As It Is" is the first published book by The Far East Project, an ongoing attempt to create a people’s history of San Diego’s semi-rural East County, told through the prism of its residents’ perspectives, curated through solicited stories, poems, photography, journalism and more. Capturing the essence of San Diego's East County through curating the stories, poems, photographs and narratives of over 40 contributors--established authors and beginning writers alike--"Everything Just As It Is" communicates the feel of the region through these many and varied voices. Currently available as a numbered, limited edition print featuring letter-pressed jacket and CD audiobook of select contributors accompanied with music from "labs."