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Black Mesa Poems

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Black Mesa Poems is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca's highly acclaimed long narrative poem, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley (New Directions, 1987). "Baca's evocation of this landscape," as City Paper noted, "its aridity and fertility, is nothing short of brilliant." The individual poe ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published November 17th 1989 by New Directions (first published November 1989)
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The argument this book caused in my "Environmental Poetry" class was priceless.
Meg Tuite
One of my favorite poets! Baca is a phenomenon that you must experience. Pick a collection of his or his autobiography and read it! You will be transformed!
Laura Callanan
I am not one to enjoy poetry, but I loved this collection of poems. Baca captures the essence of New Mexico as a place and a people in such an evocative way that it helps me feel there even from this distance.
I really like his poetry. I've heard him speak several times at conferences, and he's as real as his poems. A new voice for minorities.
Stephanie Allen
Jul 26, 2008 Stephanie Allen rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: Tiffany Brook
A bunch of poems that weren't very interesting and didn't really read like poetry in my opinion.
Going back to read this again now after having met the author in college.
Best read by the author.
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Jimmy Santiago Baca of Apache and Chicano descent is an American poet and writer.
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