The Center for Student Life & Leadership Development presents:
Jimmy Santiago Baca,
award winning poet and writer,
Tuesday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m.
in the Theater, Building One.
Please join us as Mr. Baca reads from his new book Singing at the Gates and discusses the upcoming documentary adaptation of his award winning memoirs, A Place to Stand.
“His voice, brutal and unflinching is unique in America… one worth paying attention to.” – The Nation
Born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised first by his grandmother and later sent to an orphanage. A runaway at age 13, it was after Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison that he began to turn his life around: he learned to read and write and unearthed a voracious passion for poetry. He is the winner of the Pushcart Prize, the American Book Award, the International Hispanic Heritage Award and for his memoir A Place to Stand the prestigious International Award
Other works by Jimmy Santiago Baca include:
A Place to Stand
A Glass of Water
Martín & Meditations on the South Valley
Adolescents on the Edge
Stories from the Edge
For more information about Jimmy Santiago Baca visit www.jimmysantiagobaca.com.
Additional information about the documentary film A Place to Stand is available online at http://aplacetostandmovie.com.