Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Poetry & Prose by prison inmates
Poetry & Prose by prison inmates
23 backers pledged $695 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

$695

23

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)

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    One free copy of SENTENCES, VOLUME I.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    One free copy of SENTENCES, VOLUME I, plus a copy of SONGS ABOUT ANYTHING, Chris Belden's first album of all-original tunes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    One free copy of SENTENCES, VOLUME I, plus copies of SONGS ABOUT ANYTHING and CAMOUFLAGE, Chris Belden's two albums of all-original tunes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)