Tag: Jimmy Santiago Baca

The Impact of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s Poetry on Social Justice and Healing

Born on this day January 2, 1952, Jimmy Santiago Baca, an acclaimed American poet, has made a significant impact on social justice and healing through his poignant works. Baca’s life experiences, particularly his journey from illiteracy during his time in prison to becoming a celebrated poet and writer, have deeply influenced his works. His poetry …

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[It would be neat if with the New Year] by Jimmy Santiago Baca

[It would be neat if with the New Year] for Miguel It would be neat if with the New YearI could leave my loneliness behind with the old year.My leathery loneliness an old pair of work bootsmy dog vigorously head-shakes back and forth in its jaws,chews on for hours every day in my front yard—rain, …

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