Jimmy Santiago Baca

(2 January 1952 / Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Jimmy Santiago Baca Poems

1. V 1/2/2012
2. This Day 1/2/2012
3. The County Jail 1/2/2012
4. Too Much Of A Good Thing 1/2/2012
5. There Are Black 1/2/2012
6. Tire Shop 10/11/2011
7. Yesterday 1/2/2012
8. What Is Broken Is What God Blesses 1/2/2012
9. Ix. Part 6 1/2/2012
10. From Violence To Peace 1/2/2012
11. Meditations On The South Valley, Part Xxiii 1/2/2012
12. Matanza To Welcome Spring 1/2/2012
13. El Gato 10/11/2011
14. Ten 1/2/2012
15. As Children Know 1/2/2012
16. It Would Be Neat If With The New Year 1/2/2012
17. Sanctuary 1/2/2012
18. Into Death Bravely 1/2/2012
19. Cloudy Day 1/2/2012
20. Main Character 10/11/2011
21. Listening To Jazz Now 1/2/2012
22. Immigrants In Our Own Land 1/2/2012
23. To My Own Self 1/3/2003
24. The Day Brushes It's Curtains Aside 1/3/2003
25. The Blackbird 1/3/2003
26. When Life 1/3/2003
27. Old Woman 1/3/2003
28. Llano Vaqueros 1/3/2003
29. Choices 1/3/2003
30. Ancestor 1/3/2003
31. As Life Was Five 1/3/2003
32. Count-Time 1/3/2003
33. Oppression 1/3/2003
34. Green Chile 1/3/2003
35. A Daily Joy To Be Alive 1/3/2003
36. Like An Animal 1/3/2003
37. Who Understands Me But Me 1/3/2003
38. I Am Offering This Poem 1/3/2003

Comments about Jimmy Santiago Baca

  • Willy Penate (2/20/2007 10:50:00 PM)

    *psssssst* (whispers)
    Hey. Who is Jimmy Santiago Baca and what does he do?

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  • Willy Penate (2/20/2007 10:48:00 PM)

    I think xman is completely wrong in saying that. Not based on the content that he posted, no. This is based on xman himself. You are always wrong in what you say and all your base are belong to me. Make your time. kfffffffffffffffff

  • Xandrix Baluyot (2/20/2007 10:43:00 PM)

    I concur. However, 'Welcome to Hiroshima' by Mary Jo Salter is way cooler. *kfffffff* I'm not not Kyle.

  • Willy Penate (2/20/2007 10:33:00 PM)

    This poem is too unfreakingbelievably awesome to have some stupid english essay written about it.
    My name is Kyle.


Best Poem of Jimmy Santiago Baca

I Am Offering This Poem

I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
Keep it like a warm coat,
when winter comes to cover you,
or like a pair of thick socks
the cold cannot bite through,

I love you,

I have nothing else to give you,
so it is a pot full of yellow corn
to warm your belly in the winter,
it is a scarf for your head, to wear
over your hair, to tie up around your face,

I love you,

Keep it, treasure it as you would
if you were lost, needing direction,
in the wilderness life becomes when mature;
and in the corner of your ...

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As Life Was Five

Portate bien,
behave yourself you always said to me.
I behaved myself
when others were warm in winter
and I stood out in the cold.
I behaved myself when others had full plates
and I stared at them hungrily,
never speaking out of turn,
existing in a shell of good white behavior

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