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Working In The Dark: Reflections Of A Poet Of The Bario.

Baca, Jimmy Santiago.

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ISBN 10: 0890135150 / ISBN 13: 9780890135150
Published by Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2008
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169 pages. Softcover. New book. ESSAYS. "The essays are permeated with Baca's intensely lyrical sense of the empowerment of literacy and language." - Library Journal "This is a book about connection, forged by a poetic imagination in a language that sometimes soars. Highly recommended." - Multiultural Review (Key Words: Jimmy Santiago Baca, Poets, Essays). Bookseller Inventory # 78623X2

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Title: Working In The Dark: Reflections Of A Poet ...

Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: Red Crane Art Series..

Book Type: book

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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.

About the Author:

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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