A Place to Stand

A Place to Stand

The Making of A Poet

Book - 2001
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From one of America's most acclaimed poets comes a powerful memoir of childhood on the small farms of New Mexico, his adolescence spent in orphanages and detention centers, his years as a drug dealer, and his stunning personal redemption inside the walls of a maximum security prison.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802116024
0802116027
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 22 cm

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Aug 02, 2015

A fantastic memoir from an internationally recognized poet. It's a hard read, with explicit descriptions of Baca's drug-filled and violent youth, plus an unflinching account of his six years in America's prison system in the 1970s. The book explores themes of racism, poverty, culture, abandonment, violence, drugs, systematic dehumantization (through poverty, jail or racism), redemption and spirituality.

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