Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca is an American poet. His youth was tumultuous and included time in prison in the 1970s for drug charges. It was there that he first started writing poetry. His first book was semi-autobiographical titled Martin and Meditations on the South Valley. He also published essays and a screenplay.

I Am Offering this Poem

‘I Am Offering this Poem’ by Jimmy Santiago Baca taps into what most lovers of poetry probably already know, that poetry supplies spiritual and emotional sustenance to humankind. It was published in 1979 in “Immigrants in Our Own Land.”

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