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Healing Earthquakes

A collection of poems by

Combining a stunning lyrical intensity with a profound exploration of the human soul, Healing Earthquakes uses poetry to conjure a romance, from beginning to end. Jimmy Santiago Baca introduces us to a man and woman before they are acquainted and re-creates their first meeting, falling in love, their decision to make a family, the eventual realization of each other's irreconcilable faults, the resulting conflicts, the breakup and hostility, and, finally, their transcendence of the bitterness and resentment. Throughout the relationship we are privy to the couple's astonishing range of emotions: the anguish of loneliness, the heady rush of new love, the irritations and joys of raising children, the difficulties in truly knowing someone, the doldrums of breakup, and so on. It is impossible not to identify with these characters and to recognize one's own experience in theirs. As he weaves this story, Baca explores many of his traditional themes: the beauty and cruelty of the desert lands where he has spent much of his life, the grace and wisdom of animals, the quiet dignity of life on small Chicano farms. This is an extraordinary work from one of our finest poets.

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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Healing Earthquakes: A Love Story in Poems
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 1-4177-2296-7 / 978-1-4177-2296-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Healing Earthquakes: Poems
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-8021-3814-4 / 978-0-8021-3814-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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