2,284 Posts

tr1pp_e Other than my autographed drawings these 4 books are among my priced possessions. I love poetry in many forms and during school I was fixated on the poetry and stories of Jimmy Santiago Baca. He speaks from many places I'm all too familiar with. The Chicano family and lifestyle. This is everything I grew up around. Now I don't exert the typical Chicano stereotype that many do but Chicano blood is what pumps in my veins non the less. His words always spoke to me on a personal level. These books were a big inspiration to my own expression and writing abilities. I remember reading Martin & Meditations on the South Valley over and over again back in high school. Just painting mental pictures of every word in my head. It's beautiful. It's also awesome that this man is from my home state of New Mexico and speaks of streets and barrios that I've been through myself. It was also an amazing day when I got to meet and have lunch with Jimmy and talk with him a bit. It was an event arranged by my mother without my knowledge. It was a great surprise and I am extremely grateful that my mom reached out to him. These four books were a gift from him and he autographed them all to me. Great reads all. We took a picture together also which I'll have to look for... #prizedpossessions #books #chicano #hispanic #writing #literature #poems #poetry #NewMexico #505 #DukeCity #Albuquerque #awesome #dope #JimmySantiagoBaca #autographed #signed #WinterPoemsAlongtheRioGrande #CTrainandThirteenMexicans #APlacetoStand #MartinandMeditationsontheSouthValley #autobiography 7h

» LOG IN to write comment.

buckyoudennis Meet my babies! Est. 2003. Since then, they have grown to 612 titles -- from the golden age to the most recent contemporary; from mainstream to indie to animated. #prizedpossessions #dvdcollection #notopiracy #moviebuff 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

batemanbeauty // Baby sleeps --> I pack // 🚛 #prizedpossessions #sadbuttrue #shoeporn 5d

» LOG IN to write comment.

eloiserose97 If my house were ever to burn down, this is where my fear would first turn. . #vanity #makeup #mytreasure #prizedpossessions 6d

» LOG IN to write comment.

Mayfair Chris Thomas

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

lwyang That time when #jeffgoldblum congratulated me on not getting laid off at US Concepts. Thank you @touchtone7 for one of the funniest notes I have ever received. #prizedpossessions #tbt 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

xavieralfonso Went home to my folks for a quick lunch and these babies became our new window curtain! #prizedpossessions #goodstudent #smartass 😇 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

morricone2000 What a fucking day this was. #prizedpossessions #metal #packing #moving 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

morricone2000 Melt-Banana matchbook I got when I saw them open for Melvins in '99. #prizedpossessions #meltbanana #moving #packing 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

morricone2000 A broken Vater signature stick that once belonged to Chris Pennie of the Dillinger Escape Plan. #prizedpossessions #drums #drumlife #dillingerescapeplan 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

patfenelon Omg omg omg @mackdawgproductions thanks for the full dvd collection and signed copy of my first video obsession decade. #prizedpossessions 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

dray.zb Well, its official. I could die now and you all will know i died the happiest fangirl ever. Only one more to go. #vinyl #margotandthenuclearsoandsos #prizedpossessions #obsessed #broadripple #animal 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.