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David A. Pickett was awarded an Honorable Mention in Poetry in the 2022 Prison Writing Contest.
Every year, hundreds of imprisoned people from around the country submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic works to PEN America’s Prison Writing Contest, one of the few outlets of free expression for the country’s incarcerated population.
we are yet living, are alive,
to be reminded that there are
days, hours, minutes, even weeks,
when we do not, in fact, weep,
when we eat food that our
tongues might rejoice in, we
laugh like men might laugh
at a joke that the free
world might laugh at
To finish reading this, as well as the works of all other contributors, purchase Variations on an Undisclosed Location: 2022 Prison Writing Awards Anthology here.