Jimmy Santiago Baca

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Jimmy Santiago Baca is a well-known American poet and writer. He became one of the best American poet after he discover his passion of poetry during the time he spent in prison. Baca has published his remarkable poetry books collections such as Black Mesa Poems (1995), Poems Taken from My Yard (1986), and Healing Earthquakes (2001). He is also the author of stories, A Glass of Water (2009) is his most recent book. Baca has published his "memoir" book A Place to Stand in 2001, he explored his survival story and his personal transformation during the experiences he has been through from his childhood and his Duration sentenced in prison and then after he got released. The first chapter reflects his tough childhood memories. Jimmy did not has a normal and the common type of childhood life, his father was drunk all the time and his mother abandoned him and his siblings and went away with a white man. In his early age, Jimmy and his siblings were raised by their grandmother few years before Jimmy and his brother Mieyo were moved to live in an orphanage. However, after spending few painful years in the orphanage, he ran away from there and ended up in a detention school facility where he became a football star player. Jimmy tried to fill his emptiness and loneliness that were caused by his parents abandonment, he wanted to feel like normal kid, but he felt unsuitable in that place and displaced so he left school after his brother Mieyo’s visit. They moved to live in different place and work as plumbers. Jimmy was all alone after his brother Mieyo left him, at that time Jimmy found his first love, a girl named Theressa. Jimmy never had any serious relationship experience before Theressa. His love for her blinded him from the fact that she was not in love with him, she was only into his bad behaviors and used him for sexual needs. Jimmy lost his job as a plumber and left to San Diego grieving with his heart broken, it was not easy for him to get over...
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