Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché


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Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca is a poet, memoirist, activist, and native New Mexican. His books include a memoir, A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet, and the story collection, The Importance of a Piece of...

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photo of Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché
Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché was born in Detroit in 1950 and is the author of four books of poetry, the first of which, Gathering the Tribes (1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The Country...

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About this Event

Jimmy Santiago Baca: A Glass of Water (book  cover)

In each heart, to every one of them, I remain a green-feathered parrot in a golden cage of memory, but when I was living each day was a smattering of eggshell fragments smeared with predator’s saliva. La Muerte, or Death, prowled the margins of my days, peering out from bounty hunter eyes, INS patrols, vigilante groups, and ICE and border patrol agents.

- From A Glass of Water

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Audio from this Event

Jimmy Santiago Baca read from his work, then joined in conversation with Carolyn Forche | Duration: 1:25:35

Video from this Event

Jimmy Santiago Baca read from his work, introduction by Carolyn Forche

Jimmy Santiago Baca joined in conversation with Carolyn Forche


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