A place to stand the making of a poet by Jimmy Santiago Baca

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Published by Grove Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Baca, Jimmy Santiago, 1952-,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Ex-convicts -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Solitary confinement -- United States.,
  • Mexican American poets -- Biography.,
  • Prisons -- United States.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJimmy Santiago Baca.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.A254 Z473 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p. ;
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6790137M
ISBN 100802116027
LC Control Number00051400

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