Jimmy Santiago Baca is a Chicano-American poet, memoirist, activist, and native New Mexican. His books include the memoir A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet, and the story collection, The Importance of a Piece of Paper. "Language placed my life experiences in a new context, freeing me for the moment to become with air as air, with clouds as clouds, from which new associations arose to engage me in the present life in a more purposeful way. His novel A Glass of Water tells the story of Casimiro and Nopal who carry with them the promise of a new beginning as young immigrants having made the nearly deadly journey across the border from Mexico. Baca's honors include an American Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the International Hispanic Heritage Award.
Jimmy Santiago Baca elsewhere on Lannan.orgJimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché, (Events)
Jimmy Santiago Baca around the WebJimmy Santiago Baca website
Additional Photos of 15 September 2010 Event on Flickr