NOTE: SINCE WE HAVE REACHED (AND EXCEEDED) OUR GOAL OF $600, WE ASK THAT NO MORE DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE PROJECT. If you are excited by the idea of financially supporting the publication of inmate work, please watch for our next Kickstarter project, which will be for the funding of SENTENCES, VOLUME 3!
Since 2009, Chris Belden has taught a creative writing workshop at Garner Correctional Institution, a maximum security men's prison in Newtown, CT. Last year saw the publication of SENTENCES, VOLUME I: Prose & Poetry by the Inmates of Garner C.I. Now comes VOLUME II, featuring all-new poems, stories & essays.
Here are a few haiku:
60 yards, wall, two fences/so close/yet out of reach (written by Thomas)
A.A. and N.A. meetings/prison bars and neon eyes/spring or fall (by Patrick)
Few drops trickle down my cheek/Oh, beautiful autumn day! Leaves of every color/and the reality of my cage (by Filipe)
- (30 days)