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Book
143 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

2. A glass of water [2009]

Book
215 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
xii, 168 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Lock & Key-- Working the Dark-- Portals of Poetry-- Chicanismo: Destiny and Jazz Riffs-- Journeys: Gleanings from a Poet's Journals-- Glossary of Spanish Terms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781878610089 20160528
Author Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised in an orphanage and took to the streets at age eleven, after which this amazing young Chicano taught himself to read and write. His statement, "I think that the work I do is done in the dark", encompasses many meanings central to his preoccupation with the night. In this book Baca passionately explores the troubled years of his youth, from which he emerged with heightened awareness of his ethnic identity as a Chicano, his role as a voice for the misunderstood tribal life of the barrio, and his redemptive vocation as a poet. His American Book Award for poetry in 1988 and his National Endowment for the Arts Hispanic Heritage Award in 1989 show the esteem in which his work is held.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781878610478 20160527
Baca passionately explores the troubled years of his youth, from which he emerged with heightened awareness of his ethnic identify as a Chicano, his role as a witness for the misunderstood tribal life of the barrio, and his redemptive vocation as a poet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781878610089 20160528
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
264 p. ; 22 cm.
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).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802116024 20160527
Green Library, Special Collections
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89 linear ft.
Includes manuscripts, correspondence, works by others, publications, videos, audio cassettes, and computer disks.
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