Rob Baker

Rob Baker (b. 1979) is a freelance creative writer who was teaching English and creative writing at Barrington High School in Illinois when he wrote the following profile. It appeared in a 2008 issue of the Council Chronicle, a monthly magazine published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). As you read, notice how Baker focuses his profile on the significance of poetry for Baca, using details from Baca's life to support his point.