A Place to Stand

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
June 10, 2002
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.73 X 8.24 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802139085

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About the Author

Jimmy Santiago Baca was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1952. His parents abandoned him at the age of two, and he lived with his grandmother for several years before being placed in an orphanage. A runaway at age thirteen, Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison at the age of twenty-one for drug offenses. It was in prison that he learned to read and write and began to compose poetry. His book Martín & Meditations on the South Valley, a pair of long narrative poems, won an American Book Award in 1988. In addition to his poetry collections and stories, Baca wrote the screenplay for the movie Bound by Honor, which was released by Hollywood Pictures in 1993.