Prisoner Express News & Updates

Poetry Anthology 25: Melancholy, Love, and Lessons by Kimberly V

By Volunteer | March 18, 2022

Do you ever wonder what incarcerated individuals think about? Those mysterious thoughts are what I’ve been able to observe while constructing the 25th Poetry Anthology for Prisoner Express. When your day-to-day life is so controlled and mostly void of freedom and autonomy, you would expect it to be quite difficult to come up with creative…

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

By Gary Fine | February 18, 2022

Here is the latest Prisoner Express newsletter, being sent to over 4,000 subscribed members.  Every issue contains 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 how meaningful our engagement…

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Poetry Spotlight: Rolf Rathmann

By Mariana | November 19, 2021

Lately, working through prisoners’ poetry submissions for the 2021 Poetry Anthology, I’ve found that some are particularly profound and well written. I recently read a poem that I wanted to share for its sheer quality, and the feeling I was left with after reading it. I hope you all find it as enjoyable and moving…

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Summer 2021 Newsletter

By Volunteer | September 21, 2021

Here is the latest Prisoner Express newsletter, being sent to over 4,000 subscribed members. Click here to download PDF – Summer 21 PE Newsletter The knowledge that people read their words and care about their well-being gives prisoners comfort and motivates them to change their lives and habits. Reading one another’s writing helps those in…

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Chapbook Update 22: Elizabeth S. Wolf

By Mariana | September 2, 2021

Gary Farlow sent in a collection of love poems from North Carolina. Mr. Farlow is a classically trained poet, with an impressive acknowledgements page of prior publications. My comment on this page is: “I have taken workshops which didn’t use repetition this effectively.” Wild Horses A team of wild horses          …

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