Black Mesa Poems (New Directions Paperbook #676) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811211024
ISBN-10: 0811211029
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: November 17th, 1989
Pages: 126
Language: English
Series: New Directions Paperbook