Jimmy Santiago Baca

(2 January 1952 / Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Jimmy Santiago Baca Poems

1. I Am Offering This Poem 1/3/2003
2. Who Understands Me But Me 1/3/2003
3. Like an Animal 1/3/2003
4. Green Chile 1/3/2003
5. Oppression 1/3/2003
6. As Life Was Five 1/3/2003
7. A Daily Joy to be Alive 1/3/2003
8. Choices 1/3/2003
9. Old Woman 1/3/2003
10. Llano Vaqueros 1/3/2003
11. Ancestor 1/3/2003
12. Count-time 1/3/2003
13. To My Own Self 1/3/2003
14. The Day Brushes It's Curtains Aside 1/3/2003
15. The Blackbird 1/3/2003
16. When Life 1/3/2003
17. Listening to Jazz Now 1/2/2012
18. Cloudy Day 1/2/2012
19. Main Character 10/11/2011
20. Immigrants in Our Own Land 1/2/2012

Oppression

Is a question of strength,
of unshed tears,
of being trampled under,
and always, always,
remembering you are human.

Look deep to find the grains of hope and strength,
and sing, my brothers and sisters,

[Hata Bildir]