Jimmy Santiago Baca
Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet, essayist, and novelist, has written more than 30 books, which have been translated into several languages. He is also the executive producer and author of the feature film, Blood In, Blood Out. His latest poetry collection is No Enemies: Poems (Arte Público Press, 2021), where Baca expresses the most important themes of our generation, including education, justice, the environment, and the coronavirus. His books include American Orphan (Arte Público Press, 2021), Laughing in the Light (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2020), When I Walk through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest (Beacon Press, 2019), Healing Earthquakes (Grove Press, 2007) and A Place to Stand (Grove Press, 2002). The recipient of numerous awards, including the American Book Award and a Pushcart Prize, Baca lives and works in his native New Mexico.