Doing Time: Twenty-five Years of Prison Writing

Front Cover
Arcade Publishing, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 349 pages
2 Reviews
A special collection of the best fiction, essays, poetry, and plays from annual PEN Prison Writing contest offers unique insights into the emotions and thoughts engendered by the prison experience, ranging from humor and empathy to rage, fear, and despair. 15,000 first printing.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Edith1 - LibraryThing

This is an anthology of prison writing submitted to a writing competition for inmates over the course of 25 years. All sorts of stuff: poetry, short stories, short memoirs. There were a few stories that were worth reading and thought provoking, but not all of it was. Read full review

DOING TIME: Twenty-five Years of Prison Writing from PEN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This anthology of material by winners of PEN America's annual prison writing contests provides a polyphonic chorus of rejoinder to our policies of maximum incarceration. The collection's prose is ... Read full review

Contents

INITIATIONS
1
Became a Convict Victor Hassine
14
Reductions William Aberg
27
The Toledo Madman and the Ultimate
42
Old Man Motown Patrick Nolan
56
Chronicling Sing Sing Prison Easy Waters
73
Skyline Turkey Richard Stratton
80
Suicide Robert Kelsey
86
Eleven Days Under Siege Paul Mulryan
181
Pearl Got Stabbed Charles P Norman
191
Lees Time Susan Rosenberg
206
FAMILY
217
Our Skirt Kathy Boudin
225
A Stranger Anthony La Barca Falcone
236
THE WORLD
245
No Brownstones Just Alleyways and Corner Pockets Full
255

READING AND WRITING
97
Pell Grants for Prisoners Jon Marc Taylor
107
Tetrina Bedford Hills Writing Workshop
113
Behind the Mirrors Face Paul St John
119
Black Flag to the Rescue Michael E Saucier
126
solidarity with cataracts Vera Montgomery
140
Feathers on the Solar Wind David Wood
153
Death of a Duke Dax Xenos
164
RACE CHANCE CHANGE
175
The Film David Taber
261
Mel J C Amberchele
275
GETTING OUT
285
To Those Still Waiting M A Jones
291
DEATH Row
301
Walkers Requiem Anthony Ross
308
Write a poem that makes no sense Judith Clark
320
About the Authors
327
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information