Chris Baron is the author of the Middle Grade novels in verse, ALL OF ME, from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan (2019) andTHE MAGICAL IMPERFECT (2021) He is a Professor of English at San Diego City College and the director of the Writing Center. 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. He grew up in New York City, but he completed his MFA in Poetry in 1998 at SDSU. Baron’s first book of poetry, Under the Broom Tree, was released in 2012 on CityWorks Press as part of Lantern Tree: Four Books of Poems (which won the San Diego Book Award for best poetry anthology). He is represented by the Rena Rossner from the Deborah Harris Literary Agency.