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Breathe into the Ground

“This time... this time you breathed into the ground so your children wouldn’t hear your startled sobs that escaped from your chest as you thought about your friend.” More

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No Future in a Circle

That tingling or the tractor fumes—buoyant and a bit slow to go—still—the briefest souvenirs—all traverse a circle—meaning one more ride won't bring us ‘round— More

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The Anti-Social Social Club

“My writing career began in Green Haven CF, in 2014. My schemes eclipsed my skills. Naturally, I struggled. Editor’s ignored me. But I refused to give up. I kept writing.” More

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Free Press

“I learned long ago about taking the bait of free press and the dangers of falling into the sea of an open paper with its bias beaches.” More

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Temperature Check, Vol. 10: Family Through The Walls

Explore the issue of carceral family separation through an award-winning piece of fiction by incarcerated writer Amy Bishop Anderson and Works of Justice Podcast episodes with Ebony Underwood and… More

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Break Out: An Interview with Kaveh Akbar

A conversation with Kaveh Akbar, who will be performing Terry Hedin’s “El Reno” in our “Break Out” awards celebration, about the privilege and responsibility of performing another person’s work. More

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