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Everyday Erinyes #135


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, PEN America, Prison Writing Program, annual contest, contest winners, Brooklyn Book Festival )

Joanne
- 222 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Something different, while the Furies pursue the big newsmaking stories. Literature from prisoners.



   

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JL A (281)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 9:36 am
Thanks Joanne--their email announcement also captivated me...and timing during prison strike and a correctional researcher telling me that most inmates who don't assess as sociopaths using DSM criteria on admission will after being inside awhile...
 

Pat B (356)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 10:42 am
Beautifully written poem, and stories from the PEN PWP writing program.

I should also note that these writings come from the Heart. Very moving, imho.

*JL, I didn't know about the DSM findings re: prison and life inside, but I believe it. Very, very sad.

Thank you, Joanne for your post.
 

David C (78)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 12:29 pm
thanks
 

TomCat S (128)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 1:03 pm
Thanks JD. Some of my guys have won awards. 😻
 

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 5:38 pm
Thank you.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 7:20 pm
Great poem and stories. Nice to see that they are making the best of their time in a positive way.
Thanks Joanne
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 9:46 pm
Thanx Joanne
 

Lona G (66)
Saturday September 8, 2018, 9:50 pm
Thank you, Joanne, for this article, bringing PEN to our attention and above all introducing us to some powerful writing which becomes even more powerful knowing where it was created.
 

Roberto MARINI (88)
Monday September 10, 2018, 8:51 am
noted thanks
 

Sheila D (28)
Monday September 10, 2018, 7:35 pm
Very moving. Thanks for sharing, Joanne.
 
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