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New Directions Paperbook #0676: Black Mesa Poems

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Publisher Comments:

The individual poems of Black Mesa are embedded both in the family and in the community life of the barrio, detailing births and deaths, neighbors and seasons, injustices and victories.

Synopsis:

 is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca's highly acclaimed long narrative poem,  (New Directions, 1987). 

About the Author

was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1952. His parents abandoned him at the age of two, and he lived with his grandmother for several years before being placed in an orphanage. A runaway at age thirteen, Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison at the age of twenty-one for drug offenses. It was in prison that he learned to read and write and began to compose poetry. His book , a pair of long narrative poems, won an American Book Award in 1988. In addition to his poetry collections and stories, Baca wrote the screenplay for the movie , which was released by Hollywood Pictures in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811211024
Author:
Baca, Jimmy Santiago
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Series Volume:
0676
Publication Date:
19891117
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
vii, 126 p.
Dimensions:
7.94x5.34x.40 in. .35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,  is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca's highly acclaimed long narrative poem,  (New Directions, 1987). 
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