Some poets don't live in ivory towers. Some don't even come close. New Mexican bard Jimmy Santiago Baca started out on a tougher road than most before clawing his way out of adversity on a bridging torrent of words. Despite ensuing laurels as a poet -- from numerous literary awards to Yale's coveted Wallace Stevens Chair -- Baca didn't just grow up looking at the backside of human existence from a front-row seat. He was always right there in the arena,... More >>>