Black Mesa Poems

Black Mesa Poems Review

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.

Title:Black Mesa Poems
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • I am not one to enjoy poetry, but I loved this collection of poems. Baca captures the essence of New Mexico as a place and a people in such an evocative way that it helps me feel there even from this ...

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  • One of my favorite poets! Baca is a phenomenon that you must experience. Pick a collection of his or his autobiography and read it! You will be transformed!...

  • The argument this book caused in my "Environmental Poetry" class was priceless....

  • I really like his poetry. I've heard him speak several times at conferences, and he's as real as his poems. A new voice for minorities....

  • Best read by the author....

  • A bunch of poems that weren't very interesting and didn't really read like poetry in my opinion....

  • 2 1/2 stars...