poet Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca

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  • honoralovall (12/9/2018 4:28:00 PM)

    which book contains the gate poems and where could I buy it?

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  • honora lovall (12/9/2018 4:26:00 PM)

    what book contains the gato poems and where can I buy it?

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  • Debby King (11/6/2018 8:33:00 AM)

    Dear Mr. Baca,
    I heard your poem, Sixteen, read on Boston Public Radio yesterday and was very moved by it. In two weeks, I am the speaker at the Sakonnet Peace Alliance, a group which meets every Sunday for a Peace Vigil I would be honored to read your poem and am hoping you might send me a copy of it. Thank you, Debby King, Westport, MA

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  • NITEI (11/5/2018 10:23:00 PM)

    Where can I find Sixteen?

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  • Jeffrey Willoughby (5/23/2017 9:56:00 AM)

    Dear Mr Baca My name is Jeff Willoughby and I am in 7th grade. I had to recite a poet. I picked you because your poems are so beautifully written. I am such a huge fan. I recited " I Am Offering This Poem" That is my favorite poem. I just love that poem Mr Baca you email me it would be an honor me jrwilloghby07@gmail.com

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  • Jeffrey Willoughby (5/23/2017 9:56:00 AM)

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  • Stephy Bird(: (11/18/2013 6:28:00 PM)

    I am a student in year 9 and I just wanted to say how amazing Mr Baca's poetry really is. I had to recite Whu understands me but me for a class assignment and though it was difficult to remember every line, I really felt the meaning beneath the words on a page as I'm sure that the audience did too. All the feelings that reflect from these poems are exactly what I have felt or what I'm feeling. These peices are utterly amazing and beautiful. I really hope that everyone that reads them fully appreciates the time, effort, meaning, and feeling poured into each and every one of these outstanding poetry peices.
    xoxo Steph(:

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  • Rachell Pitrucha (11/1/2011 5:53:00 PM)

    I am a poetry student at NMHU and saw Jimmy Santiago Baca reach out to his community with all his heart. Although I am white and a transplant to the state of NM, I saw that the local young men really were toughed as was a young black guy from California. NM and all other states should have more inspirational artists like Jimmy coming to tell stories and read aloud to a community to which they relate to and we wouldn't have so much crime, misunderstanding and the damnation of the few good men who still exist amongst an all- too- often cruel world. Even as I could not relate to the culture since I didn't grow up here, Baca was an inspiration and example that people have the control to become who they want to be even when their past circumstances have all but withered their desire to live! Thanks Jimmy Santiago Baca for being an inspiration for a better life in NM and for the young people who don't have the comforts of life handed to them on a silver platter! !

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Best Poem of Jimmy Santiago Baca

Like An Animal

Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
A part of me has died:
I move my bloody fingernails
Across it, hard as a blackboard,
Run my fingers along it,
The chalk white scars
That say I AM SCARED,
Scared of what might become
Of me, the real me,
Behind these prison walls.

Read the full of Like An Animal

Oppression

Is a question of strength,
of unshed tears,
of being trampled under,
and always, always,
remembering you are human.

Look deep to find the grains of hope and strength,
and sing, my brothers and sisters,