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Baca, Jimmy Santiago 1952-

Overview
Works: 146 works in 275 publications in 3 languages and 10,633 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Drama  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3552.A254, 811.54
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A glass of water by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Mexican-American brothers--Lorenzo, who becomes a farmer, and Vito, who gains fame as a boxer--take different paths in life after the brutal murder of their mother, only to have their journeys converge and bring them face-to-face with a common enemy
Black Mesa poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Martín & meditations on the South Valley by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiercely moving, the two long narrative poems of Martin & Meditations on the South Valley revolve around the semi-autobiographical figure of Martin, a mestizo or 'detribalized Apache.' Abandoned as a child and a long time on the hard path to building his own family, Martin at last finds his home in the stubborn and beautiful world of the barrio. Jimmy Santiago Baca 'writes with unconcealed passion, ' Denise Levertov states in her introduction, 'but he is far from being a naive realist; what makes his writing so exciting to me is the way in which it manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythic and archetypal significance of life-events.'
The importance of a piece of paper by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eight short fiction stories that explore the clash between Old World traditions and New World ambitions by award-winning American author Jimmy Santiago Baca
Healing earthquakes : a love story in poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of poems by American poet Jimmy Santiago Baca in which he follows the course of a relationship between a man and a woman
Winter poems along the Rio Grande by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic and a populist, Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrates nature and creativity: the power of "becoming more the river than myself" in Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande. These poems are an expansive meditation on Baca's spiritual life, punctuated always with his feetrepeatedly, rhythmicallyon the ground as he runs every morning along the river. Baca contemplates his old life, his new love, his family and friends, those living and those dead, injustices and victories, and Chicano culture. As Denise Levertov remarked, Baca "writes with unconcealed passion" and "manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythical and archetypal significance of life events."--Amazon.com
Blood in, blood out : bound by honor by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three cousins raised as brothers are torn apart, forcing them to follow separate paths. One searches for truth in the law. One expresses his passion through art. And, one finds power in prison. Yet through it all, family and honor keep their lives intertwined as each strives for survival and power
Immigrants in our own land & selected early poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring poems along the Rio Grande by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Santiago Baca continues his daily pilgrimage through the meadows, riverbanks, and bosques of the Rio Grande where winter dies, spring explodes, and inextricable links between the human spirit and the natural world are revealed, chronicling and expanding upon those in his recent Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande. In Spring Poems the words of the river "rise around thorny thickets / then descend again into the burbling stubble," and the poet surrenders himself to this place where his own words are woven by "a thumbnail-sized yellow spider/ with poppy seed eyes."--Amazon.com
Singing at the gates : selected poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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: raging against war and imprisonment, celebrating family and the bonds of friendship, heightening appreciation for and consciousness of the environment. A career-spanning selection, it includes his early work as a budding poet, written while serving a five-year prison sentence; poems drawn from Bacas first chapbook; and recent pieces meditating on the significance of breaking through oppression. Singing at the Gates displays the breadth and depth of Baca's poetic powerwith irreverent charm and disarming freedom of mind and soul. The vital pulse of love abiding in these poems will affirm and reaffirm, for both longtime and newfound readers, his devotion to truth and beauty. Published: November 2013
C-train (Dream Boy's story) ; and, Thirteen Mexicans : poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans poet Jimmy Santiago Baca takes us on a guided tour of the darkest corners of a brutal, unjust world." "C-train is a series of episodes from the life of Dream-boy, a young man who finds himself seduced, and later enslaved, by the siren song of cocaine. Part paean to the delicious power of intoxication, part lament for those hopelessly under its power, C-Train is a ride its hero, and the reader, struggles to get off. In Thirteen Mexicans, Baca writes of the Chicano community and the gulf between the American dream and American reality. He portrays the raw beauty of life in the barrio, and the surreal, stomach-turning moment when people of color must confront how they are reflected in the distorted mirror of white society."--BOOK JACKET
James Drake by James Drake( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Drake has explored political, social, and universal themes through the media of sculpture, video, installation, photography, and drawing. James Drake, the first monograph devoted to the artist, surveys thirty-five years of Drake's work up to 2007." "Many of the works reproduced in James Drake reflect the artist's preoccupation with borders. Some have to do with the political border between the United States and Mexico and the inherent social and psychological tensions of people living in its extreme and unique environment. Other works explore the internal boundaries that people experience as a result of attitudes, prejudices, power, control, and arrogance. Jimmy Santiago Baca's narrative poem Huitzilopochtli, a personal response to Drake's work, provides a verbal counterpart to the artist's theme of border-crossing." "Another prominent subject in Drake's work is the relationship of people and animals - in particular, the animality that always lurks in human behavior. In his essay "Between Animality and Man," critic Steven Henry Madoff traces this subject through Drake's work and shows how Drake uses it to contrast the forces of intellect and instinct, light and darkness." "Interspersed among the color plates are quotations from writers as varied as Cormac McCarthy and Dante. Also accompanying the plates and essays is an introduction by Bruce W. Ferguson, a nationally known art curator, educator, and critic, that places Drake's work in an art historical context. Lists of James Drake's works, exhibitions, public collections, and awards, as well as a bibliography of works about Drake, complete this first retrospective of the oeuvre of this major, socially concerned artist, who always "tries to make work as exciting, powerful, and thought-provoking as possible.""--Jacket
Believe me, I know( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poetry and pnotography by young people who participated in the WritersCorps 2001-2002 program. WritersCorps, a project of the San Francisco Arts Commission, is a city community service that transforms individuals and communities through the written word
Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1. Welcome to the mainland: Sekou Sundiata "oralizes" in polyrhythmic, jazz-influenced performances; Naomi Shihab Nye seeks universal truths in everyday objects and experiences
What's happening by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of life : [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
Adolescents on the edge : stories and lessons to transform learning by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fusing Jimmy Santiago Baca's talents as a writer of memoir with ReLeah Cossett Lent's expertise in building and empowering classroom communities, this book offers a completely new approach to reaching at-risk adolescents. Centered around conflicts and life-altering choices, Baca's gripping personal narratives--delivered through short stories and live-from-the-classroom videos--will resonate with students and provide rich opportunities for them to reflect on their own decision making. Through these stories and their accompanying activities, students witness the power of literacy and learn that their power, too, lives in the words they speak, write, and share with others. This book is organized into two parts: (1) Reaching and Teaching Adolescents on the Edge; and (2) Stories by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Suggestions for Teaching. Part I contains six chapters: (1) Community and Trust; (2) Engagement and Motivation; (3) Challenge and Self-Efficacy; (4) Collaboration and Group Work; (5) Writing and Learning; and (6) Performances and Projects. Part ii is divided into three sections: (1) Longing for Love; (2) Stereotypes; and (3) Wholeness. Longing for Love contains the following stories: (1) The Swing Test That Made Us Men; (2) The Magic Marble; and (3) Wells Market. Stereotypes contains the following stories: (1) Eleven Cents; (2) Forgiving the Godfather of Poetry; and (3) Sign Language, Convict Style. Wholeness contains the following stories: (1) The Embrace; (2) Birdhouses; (3) The Warden; and (4) Saving the Tree. Interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca and How to Use the dvd with Your Students and Colleagues are also presented
Set this book on fire! by Jimmy Santiago Baca( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que linda la brisa by James Drake( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palabra : a sampling of contemporary Latino writers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary video anthology of Latino writers reading their own works
 
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A glass of water
Alternative Names
Baca, Jimmy S. 1952-

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Джимми Сантьяго Бака

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Languages
English (132)

Spanish (10)

German (1)

Covers
Black Mesa poemsMartín & meditations on the South ValleyThe importance of a piece of paperHealing earthquakes : a love story in poemsWinter poems along the Rio GrandeImmigrants in our own land & selected early poemsSpring poems along the Rio GrandeC-train (Dream Boy's story) ; and, Thirteen Mexicans : poems