A Place to Stand

A Place to Stand

The Making of A Poet

Book - 2001
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Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2001
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780802139085
0802139086
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Baca
Characteristics: 264 p

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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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