Black Mesa Poems

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811211024
Grandezza: 66,98 MB
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Vista: 6985
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is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca's highly acclaimed long narrative poem, (New Directions, 1987). "Baca's evocation of this landscape," as noted, "its aridity and fertility, is nothing short of brilliant." The individual poems of Black Mesa are embedded both in the family and in the community life of the barrio, detailing births and deaths, neighbors and seasons, injustices and victories. Loosely interconnected, the poems trace a visionary biography of place.

Spring Poems Along The Rio Grande

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216852
Grandezza: 24,51 MB
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A follow-up to Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande continues the poet's daily pilgrimages through the meadows, riverbanks, and bosques of the Rio Grande, where he finds reflections of his visions of love and loss, poverty and renewal, and redemption and war. Original.

Santiago Poems

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Grandezza: 20,91 MB
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Healing Earthquakes

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198549
Grandezza: 30,59 MB
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Vista: 1938
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Combining a stunning lyrical intensity with a profound exploration of the human soul, Healing Earthquakes uses poetry to conjure a romance, from beginning to end. Jimmy Santiago Baca introduces us to a man and woman before they are acquainted and re-creates their first meeting, falling in love, their decision to make a family, the eventual realization of each other's irreconcilable faults, the resulting conflicts, the breakup and hostility, and, finally, their transcendence of the bitterness and resentment. Throughout the relationship we are privy to the couple's astonishing range of emotions: the anguish of loneliness, the heady rush of new love, the irritations and joys of raising children, the difficulties in truly knowing someone, the doldrums of breakup, and so on. It is impossible not to identify with these characters and to recognize one's own experience in theirs. As he weaves this story, Baca explores many of his traditional themes: the beauty and cruelty of the desert lands where he has spent much of his life, the grace and wisdom of animals, the quiet dignity of life on small Chicano farms. This is an extraordinary work from one of our finest poets.

Immigrants In Our Own Land Selected Early Poems

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811211451
Grandezza: 80,92 MB
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Vista: 7276
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is a new, expanded edition of Jimmy Santiago Baca's best-selling first book of poetry (originally published by Louisiana State University Press in 1979). A number of poems from early, now unavailable chapbooks have also been included so that the reader can at last have an overview of Baca's remarkable literary development. The voice of will be familiar to readers of the widely praised and (New Directions, 1987 and 1989), but the territory may not be. Most of the poems in this collection were written while the author was in prison, where he taught himself to read and write. All the poems are concerned with the incarcerated or the disenfranchised; they all communicate the sting from the backhand of the American promise. As Denise Levertov has noted, Baca "is far from being a naive realist," but of poverty and prejudice, of material that is truly raw, he "writes in unconcealed passion."

A Place To Stand

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848903
Grandezza: 56,42 MB
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Vista: 4098
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Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the prestigious 2001 International Prize. Long considered one of the best poets in America today, Baca was illiterate at the age of twenty-one and facing five to ten years behind bars for selling drugs. A Place to Stand is the remarkable tale of how he emerged after his years in the penitentiary -- much of it spent in isolation -- with the ability to read and a passion for writing poetry. A vivid portrait of life inside a maximum-security prison and an affirmation of one man's spirit in overcoming the most brutal adversity, A Place to Stand "stands as proof there is always hope in even the most desperate lives" -- (Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram). "A Place to Stand is a hell of a book, quite literally. You won't soon forget it." -- Luis Urrea, The San Diego Union-Tribune "This book will have a permanent place in American letters." -- Jim Harrison

Mart N Meditations On The South Valley

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811210324
Grandezza: 44,33 MB
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Two poems tell the stories of Martin, a detribalized Apache, and the narrator's efforts to survive in the barrio

Winter Poems Along The Rio Grande

Autore: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215756
Grandezza: 46,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6673
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Presents a collection of poems by American writer Jimmy Santiago Baca in which he celebrates nature and creativity.

Santiago Poems And Other Verses

Autore: Herbert Wickenheiser
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Grandezza: 23,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4888
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Selected Poems

Autore: Federico García Lorca
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192805652
Grandezza: 62,93 MB
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Lorca brought an understanding of the paradox that was Spain - sensuality chafing under a rigid moral code, individual desire at war with tradition.' Manuel Duran Federico Garcia Lorca is perhaps the most celebrated of all twentieth-century Spanish writers, known not only for his plays but also for several collections of poems published both in his short lifetime and after. Lorca's poetry is steeped in the land, climate, and folklore of his native Andalusia, though he writes memorably of New York and Cuba too. Often in modernist idiom, and full of startling imagery, he evokes a world of intense feelings, silent suffering, and dangerous love. This selection balances poems from Lorca's early collections with his better-known work to give a clear vision of his poetic development. Martin Sorrell's accomplished translations are complemented by D. Gareth Walters's shrewd Introduction, with its distinctive focus on the achievements of the poet.