Martin and Meditations on the South Valley

Martin and Meditations on the South Valley

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ISBN-13: 9780811210324
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 10/28/1987
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 535,963
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Santiago Baca was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1952. His parents abandoned him at the age of two, and he lived with his grandmother for several years before being placed in an orphanage. A runaway at age thirteen, Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison at the age of twenty-one for drug offenses. It was in prison that he learned to read and write and began to compose poetry. His book Martín & Meditations on the South Valley, a pair of long narrative poems, won an American Book Award in 1988. In addition to his poetry collections and stories, Baca wrote the screenplay for the movie Bound by Honor, which was released by Hollywood Pictures in 1993.

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