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A Poem for the 4th of July

Jimmy Santiago Baca (1952 – ) was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of Apache and Chicano ancestry. Abandoned by his parents, he ran away at 13 from the orphanage where his grandmother had placed him. Baca was convicted on drug … Continue reading

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GILA MONSTER: His Myth is Worse than His Bite

“I have never been called to attend a case of Gila monster bite, and I don’t want to be. I think a man who is fool enough to get bitten by a Gila monster ought to die. The creature is … Continue reading

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