By Jimmy Santiago Baca
New poetry via the Champion of the overseas Poetry Slam and winner of the earlier than Columbus American booklet Award, the foreign Hispanic historical past Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the celebrated new overseas Award.
A romantic and a populist, Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrates nature and creativity: the ability of "becoming extra the river than myself" in Winter Poems alongside the Rio Grande. those poems are an expansive meditation on Baca's non secular existence, punctuated constantly together with his feetrepeatedly, rhythmicallyon the floor as he runs each morning alongside the river. Baca contemplates his previous lifestyles, his new love, his friends and family, these dwelling and people lifeless, injustices and victories, and Chicano tradition. As Denise Levertov remarked, Baca "writes with unconcealed ardour" and "manifests either an severe lyricism and that transformative imaginative and prescient which perceives the legendary and archetypal importance of existence events."
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