Contemporary Issues Series: Jimmy Santiago Baca (Resourceful)
The Rio Grande is a metaphor of the contrasts we experience in Albuquerque. The river is both an endangered river and abundant habitat for cranes and other birds. It is a place to experience nature in the midst of city but it also a resource in risk of being depleted by the city. Jimmy Santiago Baca will explore his personal connections to the river and its cycles in this reading.
Jimmy Santiago Baca is the author of several books of poetry including Spring Poems along the Rio Grande, which explores the inextricable links between the human spirit and the natural world and his most recent Singing at the Gate, a collection of new and previously published poems that reflect over four decades of Baca’s life. He lives in Albuquerque.