Elizabeth Austen and Bill Radke discuss "Self-Portrait," a poetic "selfie" by Seattle poet and educator Quenton Baker. The poem is part of Baker's first full-length collection, "This Glittering Republic."
A Seattle native, Baker was awarded the 2016 James W. Ray Venture Project Award from Artist Trust. He's a founder of the anti-racism training and consulting group Moral Choice.
Baker will perform as part of Write Our Democracy at Seattle's Hugo House on April 15 with poets E.J. Koh, Karen Finneyfrock and Natasha Moni.
Listen to Baker read his poem, "Holy and Black" below.