Poet and novelist Baron Wormser grew up in Baltimore in the 1960s. He tells Tom Hall what those years taught him about race and politics, which he discusses in his new novel "Teach Us That Peace." It is set in Baltimore in 1962 and 1963, and it tells the story of a woman named Susan Mermelstein and her family, as, increasingly, their lives become as turbulent as the historical moment in which they live.
Wormser is the former poet laureate of Maine and lives in Vermont. He joins Tom Hall on the line from Montpelier. He also writes a blog called "Modern Times," which is archived on his website. He will return to Charm City to speak at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on November 6.