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Singing at the gates : selected poems

Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Award-winning writer Jimmy Santiago Baca, a vital voice in American poetry, weaves personal and political threads to create a pertinent and poignant narrative infused with vigor and passion, emotional grace and vivid sensory detail. Singing At The Gates is a collection of new and previously published poems that reflect back over four decades of Bacas life. These are poems that revitalize the national dialogue:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
American poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 9780802122100 0802122108 9780802122933 0802122930
OCLC Number: 852223533
Notes: A selection of Santiago Baca's poetry spanning forty years.
Poems.
Description: xxv, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Excerpts from the Mariposa Letters 1 --
December Nights 26 --
This Voice Within Me 27 --
Looking 28 --
Excerpt from Letter to Will Inman, 5 May 1977 29 --
From Swords of Darkness --
The Young Men Are Laughing 33 --
A Desire 36 --
I Turn My Little Fan On 38 --
Walking Down to Town and Back 40 --
Rude 46 --
From What's Happening --
What's Happening 51 --
I Applied for the Board 55 --
Steel Doors of Prison 56 --
Overcrowding 57 --
Ah Rain! 59 --
The Rusting Sky 61 --
I Think of Little People 64 --
From Rockbook 3 --
We Prisoners 69 --
My Heart 70 --
Your Letter Slips Through the Opening in My Heart 71 --
The Distance We've Arrived At 72 --
Living My Other Life 73 --
Just Before Dawn 75 --
Dreaming About Freedom 76 --
Quetzal Feathers 79 --
Saturday 80 --
Things Unexplained 81 --
Silver Water Tower 82 --
With My Massive Soul I Open 84 --
A Handful of Earth, That Is All I Am 87 --
Tapestry of Downtown 89 --
Black Mare 90 --
New Day 91 --
From Set This Book on Fire! --
Part 1 In '78 97 --
I've Taken Risks 98 --
I've Seen Too Many 100 --
This Dark Side 102 --
Let Me Give You a Portrait 105 --
I Put On My Jacket 108 --
I Have Roads in Me 109 --
Commitment 110 --
Part 2 In'88 113 --
Sunday Prayer 114 --
The Reason I Wake This Morning 116 --
Celebrate 117 --
In the Foothills 119 --
Grandma 120 --
At Lori's House in Wisconsin 122 --
It's an Easy Morning 125 --
Sometimes I Long for the Sweet Madness 127 --
I Move Through 128 --
I Am Uneasy 129 --
The First Hard Cold Rain 131 --
Part 3 In '98 137 --
Ghost Reading in Sacramento 138 --
The Truth Be Known 140 --
Poets Can Still Have a Good Heart 142 --
It Makes Sense to Me Now 144 --
I Wish My Life 147 --
The Journey Has Always Been 150 --
My Dog Barks 152 --
Another Poet I've Known 155 --
With Paz By the Fire Last Night 158 --
Set This Book on Fire! 162 --
Why and When and How 165 --
Rita Falling from the Sky 169 --
Smoking Mirrors 201 --
Singing at the Gates 218 --
Julia 229 --
This Disgusting War! 238 --
Against Despair 245.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Jimmy Santiago Baca.
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