An extraordinary collection of poetry that takes the reader from the depths of despair through outrage, to transcendent joy. In this searingly intense collection of poems, Baca inhabits the subjects of his poems and makes them sing.
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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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Book Description San Diego City Works Press, San Diego, 2008. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: F. No Additional Printings Listed. SIGNED - Wrappers. Colorful, illustrated covers and black spine are clean and sharp. Signed by the author on the half title page in black pen. 87 pages. This book has no discernable flaws. Rare. Signed by the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 001139
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