Working in the Dark: Reflections of a Poet of the Barrio

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Baca passionately explores the troubled years of his youth, from which he emerged with heightened awareness of his ethnic identify as a Chicano, his role as a witness for the misunderstood tribal life of the barrio, and his redemptive vocation as a poet.

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Jimmy Santiago Baca was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1952. His parents abandoned him at the age of two, and he lived with his grandmother for several years before being placed in an orphanage. A runaway at age thirteen, Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison at the age of twenty-one for drug offenses. It was in prison that he learned to read and write and began to compose poetry. His book Martin & Meditations on the South Valley, a pair of long narrative poems, won an American Book Award in 1988. In addition to his poetry collections and stories, Baca wrote the screenplay for the movie Bound by Honor, which was released by Hollywood Pictures in 1993.

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Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised in an orphanage and took to the streets at age 11, after which this amazing young Chicano taught himself to read and write. He has earned much acclaim for his work and now lives in Albuquerque, NM. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Book Award for poetry in 1988 and the National Endowment for the Arts Hispanic Heritage Award in 1989.

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