Posts by Ryan Clover

Poetry Anthology #21, by Prisoner Express

Prisoner Express [PE] showcases some of the poetry submitted by the men and women who participate in our poetry writing program. A new volume is published every six months. More than 400 poets submitted entries for consideration, and our team of volunteers read through the submissions and create a volume that speaks to them. As…

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Prisoner Express Summer 19 Newsletter

Prisoner Express Summer 19 Newsletter is being mailed to approx 4000 participants in prisons all around the US. Every issue has stories poems and art submitted by the prisoners participating in our distance learning programs. Every issue of the newsletter we mail to prisoners brings us a cascade of responses letting us know at PE…

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Prisoner Express director featured on eTown Radio!

We’re very excited to announce that Prisoner Express founder and director Gary Fine flown out to Colorado to be featured on an esteemed live radio program, eTown. You can listen to the episode on their website, or from their podcast. If you’re not familiar with Gary’s story, his work on the programs, etc… this is…

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Plasmodesmata: Channels to exchange information between cells

Cover page of Plasmodesmata: Channels to exchange information between cells

Hello everyone!   I am excited to share the third issue of our science journal, Plasmodesmata, with you.  For those of you that are new, plasmodesmata (singular: plasmodesma) are microscopic tunnels that form between two neighboring plant cells that allow the exchange of information and other materials.  They are very tiny, usually less than 100…

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Prisoner Express Art Exhibit Opening

Prisoner Express presents Art from Behind Bars, a showcase featuring the work of incarcerated individuals. The show at the Big Red Barn launches a traveling exhibition that will be presented over the next year at different venues throughout the Finger Lakes region. This provides an opportunity for the larger community beyond Cornell to see the…

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

This is the most recent Prisoner Express Newsletter. This document is printed and sent to over 4,000 active participants of Prisoner Express. Letter from Gary Fine, program director Hi, Great News! We have just published our Winter ’19 issue of Prisoner Express News. It was mailed to 4000+ prisoners a few weeks ago and now it…

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Meals, Sides, and Sauces – a Prisoner Express Cookbook ’18

This cookbook was mailed to 484 prisoners who submitted recipes for consideration. Here is what Amber says about working on this project. “This cookbook was so much fun to put together! Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I loved getting to read all the inventive recipes submitted. Cooking in prison poses so many…

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Poetry Anthology #19, by Prisoner Express

This poetry anthology #19 was mailed to 412 participants who submitted thousands of poems for consideration. Amber read through them and selected the following for inclusion in this edition. Below are her thoughts on the project. Click here to Download Poetry Anthology #19 “Putting together the poetry anthology has been one of my favorite projects so…

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Greetings and welcome to the summer ‘18 edition of PE News. Prisoner Express, a program of the Durland Alternatives Library, focuses on providing incarcerated individuals with information, education, and opportunities for creative self ­expression in a public forum. Every six months we print a general newsletter like the one you are holding. In it we…

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