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Blood In, Blood Out (1993) discussion with writer Jimmy Santiago Baca

Drinks and a Movie

In this special episode, Chicano poet/writer Jimmy Santiago Baca joins me to discuss his work on the film 'Blood In, Blood Out'. Jimmy shares his experience being incarcerated, his early inspirations for writing, being involved with 'American Me' for a short moment, how and why 'Blood In, Blood Out' came to be, and his collaboration with the director and actors, and how young Chicanos need to read more and support other Chicano artists.He also drops a major bombshell that fans of 'Blood In, Blood Out' will be very excited to hear!www.jimmysantiagobaca.comFollow us on Instagram @drinksandamoviepod


4 Jul 2021

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Wednesday Warmers - Jimmy Santiago Baca - 'I am offering this poem'

Grace & Joy!

An episode of just over 4.5 mins and the fourth in the Wednesday Warmers series, inspired by clothing in poetry.This one is by Jimmy Santiago Baca and is an offering of love and warmth. The  poem begins at 2 mins 27 secs  **New** - just adding the donate button as recently found out about this! Any contributions towards coffees, pencils and cat treats - and celestial socks! (and podcast/audio costs) gratefully received :) if you like x......................................................................................................................................................Please see more artwork, articles and info at www.rowenascotney.com  Music by Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com - 'Morning Mist'Artwork by Rowena ScotneyEpisode cover - 'I am offering this poem ...  a scarf to wear over your hair' - watercolour sketchPodcast cover - 'Garden Robin' - felting Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rowenascotney)


18 Nov 2020

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“Poet’s Prayer” by Jimmy Santiago Baca | Bonus Material

Black Mountain Radio

Jimmy Santiago Baca reads “Poet’s Prayer” from his most recent book, Laughing in The Light. Baca is an award-winning American poet and writer of Chicano descent.


19 Oct 2020

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Episode #104 Jimmy Santiago Baca

Poetry Spoken Here

American Book Award winner Jimmy Santiago Baca, talks poetry, borders, and the pursuit of truth. He also reads from his new book, "When I Walk Through That Door, I Am" released in February 2019 from Penguin Random House.Get "When I Walk Through That Door, I Am" here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607534/when-i-walk-through-that-door-i-am-by-jimmy-santiago-baca/9780807059357/Visit our website: www.poetryspokenhere.comLike us on facebook: facebook.com/PoetrySpokenHereFollow us on twitter: twitter.com/poseyspokenhere (@poseyspokenhere)Send us an e-mail: poetryspokenhere@gmail.com


21 Sep 2019

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Jimmy Santiago Baca - Episode 165

Behind The Shield

Jimmy Santiago Baca had a troubled upbringing, finding himself behind bars at only 17 years old. Whilst incarcerated, he discovered the power of knowledge and taught himself how to read. Jimmy began writing poetry and following his release, went on to become a world renowned poet, author and screenplay writer. We discuss a host of topics including the impact of positive and negative role models, prison models and much more.

1hr 35mins

12 Jan 2019

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Poets of the NWP Writers Council: An Interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca

NWP Radio

Join us for two of three NWP Radio episodes, as we close out the 2018 National Poetry Month with interviews of NWP Writers Council members who will talk with us about their poetry, their writing, their process, and more. Part two features Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning American poet and educator of Chicano descent.


27 Apr 2018

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12 Nov 2015

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Words As the Way to Freedom: Jimmy Santiago Baca

Making Contact

He went from illiterate street kid, to world renowned poet. But it was in prison that Jimmy Santiago Baca connected with his Native American and Chicano heritage, and began learning the lessons of his people’s past. On this edition, Progressive Magazine editor Matthew Rothschild sits down with Jimmy Santiago Baca.


17 Nov 2011

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548: Agony Column Podcast News Report : A 2008 Interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca Conducted by Kathryn Petruccelli

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Right Life

31 Dec 2008

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Jimmy Santiago Baca on the Power of Poetry (Lecture)

UNM Live

When Jimmy Santiago Baca started writing poetry in prison, it changed his life. “I’d be robbing banks. Probably if I hadn’t been caught I’d be on my 200,000th bank right now. But poetry stopped me. I put down the gun and picked up the pen,” he said. He founded Cedar Tree, Inc., a nonprofit organization, to empower prisoners, families of prisoners and at-risk youth through literacy and writing. This lecture was presented at the University of New Mexico on July 12, as part of the University Libraries Sunset Lecture Series.


28 Jul 2008