If we still have the term “Renaissance man” in the common vocabulary, MK Asante, Jr., is such a man. At the mere age of twenty-nine, he has written two poetry collections and one nonfiction book, and originated three documentaries. He is a tenured professor in creative writing at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the United States. He has been awarded the key to the city of Dallas, and, among others, the Breaking the Chains Award by UNESCO for his 2005 documentary 500 Years Later. CNN calls him “a master storyteller and major creative force.” Asante is currently working on a memoir, Buck, that will chronicle his journey from troubled youth to what he is today. Scheduled for release in 2013, Buck will be followed by a documentary about the author, directed by filmmaker Ben Haaz. If the book is successful, Asante plans to adapt the story into a feature film.