Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché


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

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


Jimmy Santiago Baca joined in conversation with Carolyn Forche


photo of Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché
Jimmy Santiago Baca

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...

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photo of Jimmy Santiago Baca with Carolyn Forché
Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Lateness of the World (Penguin Press, 2020). Other works include Blue Hour (2004), a finalist for the National Book Critics...

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