In 1987, Baxter Black recited “The Vegetarian’s Nightmare” on the Johnny Carson Show. It’s a masterpiece of poetry and storytelling combined! Slapping words together and centering them down the center of a column is not poetry (just sayin’). True, traditional poetry has rhyme, rhythm, and reason, and takes a true artist to master its intricacies. Whether or not you are into country music or lifestyle, there is no denying his success; New York Times proclaimed him America’s most successful living poet. Take a few minutes to experience a true poet at his craft by clicking on the image below.