|First posted, Oct 20, 2007|
Last update, Jan 31, 2010
Baxter BlackBaxter Black, described by the New York Times as "...probably the nation's most successful living poet," ...thinks it's an exaggeration.
This former large animal veterinarian can be followed nationwide through his column, National Public Radio, public appearances, television and also through his books, cd's, videos and commercial radio. Baxter lives in Benson, Arizona, between the Gila River and the Gila monster, the Mexican border and the Border Patrol and between the horse and the cow---where the action is.
He still doesn't own a television or a cell phone, and his idea of a modern convenience is Velcro chaps.
Everything about Baxter is cowboy; his cartoonish mustache, his personality and his poetry. He makes a living shining a spotlight on the flaws and foibles of everyday cowboy life. He demonstrates that it is the truth in his humor that makes it funny.
So, in a nut shell (where some believe he may have evolved) there is considerably more to Baxter than just an entertainer. He is the real thing. Because, as he says, "It's hard to be what you aren't."
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