Available November 1, 1989

Black Mesa Poems

Poetry by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Black Mesa Poems is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s highly acclaimed long narrative poem, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley (New Directions, 1987). “Baca’s evocation of this landscape,” as City Paper noted, “its aridity and fertility, is nothing short of brilliant.” 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. Loosely interconnected, the poems trace a visionary biography of place.

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Paperback (published November 1, 1989)

ISBN
9780811211024
Price US
11.95

Ebook (published November 1, 1989)

ISBN
9780811223300
Page Count
144

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Contemporary Chicano poet and writer of short stories and screen plays