Immigrants in Our Own LandSelected Early Poems

Immigrants in Our Own LandSelected Early Poems Immigrants in Our Own Land Selected Early Poems is a new expanded edition of Jimmy Santiago Baca s best selling first book of poetry originally published by Louisiana State University Press in A

  • Title: Immigrants in Our Own LandSelected Early Poems
  • Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • ISBN: 9780811211451
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Immigrants in Our Own Land Selected Early Poems is a new, expanded edition of Jimmy Santiago Baca s best selling first book of poetry originally published by Louisiana State University Press in 1979 A number of poems from early, now unavailable chapbooks have also been included so that the reader can at last have an overview of Baca s remarkable literary development ThImmigrants in Our Own Land Selected Early Poems is a new, expanded edition of Jimmy Santiago Baca s best selling first book of poetry originally published by Louisiana State University Press in 1979 A number of poems from early, now unavailable chapbooks have also been included so that the reader can at last have an overview of Baca s remarkable literary development The voice of Immigrants will be familiar to readers of the widely praised Mart n Meditations on the South Valley and Black Mesa Poems New Directions, 1987 and 1989 , but the territory may not be Most of the poems in this collection were written while the author was in prison, where he taught himself to read and write All the poems are concerned with the incarcerated or the disenfranchised they all communicate the sting from the backhand of the American promise As Denise Levertov has noted, Baca is far from being a naive realist, but of poverty and prejudice, of material that is truly raw, he writes in unconcealed passion.

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    1. This slim volume was so intense that it took me a long time to read it. I mean that in a good way, as there was only so much one could absorb at one time. I have used some of the poems in a prison writing group and they resonate in that environment so strongly. Jimmy has the voice of people the wider culture tend to purposefully overlook and I am so grateful I found this little book.

    2. Baca writes with the power of knowing something important that not many people know, and they can't talk about it. Count-time is when the prisoners are counted, and this poem is about the lights-out count-time. I hope you will never know.

    3. would actually give this collection 3.5 stars. a bit gutwrenching to read, this book is important-- an essential reminder to the amnesiac in each of us who would rather forget the atrocities inflicted upon and by our ancestors and the restless and displaced spirits who have and continue to walk the ground beneath our feet. being reminded of the immortality and spaciousness of the human soul, even under the most enslaved and atrocious conditions, was much appreciated.

    4. Phenomenal, raw, scathing, beautiful. I stumbled upon Santiago Baca at the library and am instantly in love with his work. The majority of these poems were written during his time in prison, and all the pain and hope of that time burns through Jimmy's words. I highly recommend it to any fan of poetry, and I look forward to exploring Santiago Baca's work further.

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