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A Place to Stand

(2001)
The Making of a Poet
A non fiction book by

 
Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the prestigious 2001 International Prize. Long considered one of the best poets in America today, Baca was illiterate at the age of twenty-one and facing five to ten years behind bars for selling drugs. A Place to Stand is the remarkable tale of how he emerged after his years in the penitentiary -- much of it spent in isolation -- with the ability to read and a passion for writing poetry. A vivid portrait of life inside a maximum-security prison and an affirmation of one man's spirit in overcoming the most brutal adversity, A Place to Stand "stands as proof there is always hope in even the most desperate lives" -- (Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram). "A Place to Stand is a hell of a book, quite literally. You won't soon forget it." -- Luis Urrea, The San Diego Union-Tribune "This book will have a permanent place in American letters." -- Jim Harrison

Genre: Western
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 1-4352-9694-X / 978-1-4352-9694-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-05
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 1-889921-12-2 / 978-1-889921-12-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-8021-1602-7 / 978-0-8021-1602-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-8021-3908-6 / 978-0-8021-3908-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: Grove Press
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