Jimmy S Baca

Jimmy S Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca spent his youth on the outskirts of society as an abandoned child and a runaway. He resorted to a life of crime several times as an adult, eventually receiving a five-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. He emerges from jail a voracious reader and a brilliant, self-taught writer after years of horrible torture in administrative segregation and isolation. He miraculously acquires a strong love for poetry, which proves to be his saving grace. Baca is now a well-known author who has won numerous awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the American Book Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the coveted International Prize for his memoir, A Place to Stand.

In 2006, he was honored with the Cornelius P. The Turner Award is a national honor that honors one GED graduate each year for extraordinary achievements to society in the areas of education, justice, health, public service, and social welfare. Baca has done hundreds of writing seminars in jails, Read More chevron_right