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Black Mesa poems

Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub. Corp., 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of poems that grows out of the American Southwest focusing on family and community life of the barrio sharing births and deaths, neighbors and seasons, and injustices and victories.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0811211029 9780811211024
OCLC Number: 19512090
Notes: "A New Directions paperbook."
Includes index.
Description: 126 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Dream come early --
Old man --
From violence to peace --
Roots --
Dream instructions --
Jaguar head --
Leaps --
Dust-bowl memory --
Day's blood --
Drawing light --
The other side of the mountain --
Into death bravely --
Hitchhiker --
Knowing the snow another way --
Too much of a good thing --
Knowing when --
Birthing work --
Praise --
Bells --
A god loosened --
Main character --
As children know --
Spring --
At night --
God's coming --
Matanza to welcome spring --
Llano Vaqueros --
Green chile --
Sweet revenge --
A good day --
What we don't tell the children --
What's real and what's not --
Old woman --
Wishes --
Choices --
Family ties --
Picking piñons --
Work we hate and dreams we love --
Accountability --
Perfecto Flores --
Invasions --
Mi Tío Baca el poeta de Socorro --
Child of the sun, Gabriel's birth (Sun prayer) --
Personal prayers --
Since you've come --
What could have been and what is --
Voz de la gente --
BJ --
Custom --
El sapo --
News --
A field of clover --
Influences --
Toward the light --
Tomás Lucero --
Bedtime story to the boys --
On blood and bone --
Wind --
September --
Fall --
I am here --
A better life --
A daily joy to be alive --
Black Mesa --
Sanctuary.
Responsibility: Jimmy Santiago Baca.

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A collection of poems that grows out of the American Southwest focusing on family and community life of the barrio sharing births and deaths, neighbors and seasons, and injustices and victories.

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