Posts by Ryan Clover-Owens

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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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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Poetry Anthology #18, by Prisoner Express

Poetry anthology 18 was compiled by Jennifer at Prisoner Express. It was her last big project before she graduated. She edited 2 anthologies in her time at Prisoner Express, reading many thousands of poems from 400+ participants and selected these to print. All of the prisoners who submitted poems received a copy of the newsletter. Download…

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Getting Ready for our annual Prison Art Exhibition

Next week we’re hosting our annual art exhibition for Prisoner Express. Here’s a link to our event so you can mark your calendar. We see art as a tool of expression that allows us to capture snapshots of our individual human experiences. For some, art is their only way of telling the world who they…

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Thousands of Prisoner Express Newsletters Are Out For Delivery

Twice a year our library does a newsletter mailing to 4,000+ prisoners who’ve signed up in one way or another. You can subscribe to our newsletter to get it via email, and learn more about how we use the newsletter to foster the exchange of ideas and creative expression through otherwise insurmountable barriers. Our newsletter…

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Art Made Entirely From Prison Coffee

In 2018 we’re hosting an art show at Gimme Coffee which features art made entirely from prison coffee. Hundreds of people have participated in our art programs over the years, and this is the latest show put on by Prisoner Express. In this Video, Gary shows a couple of the pieces.

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