Limp Gray Fur

"I am neurotically productive, reading, studying, writing, exercising – doing something at all times, anything except nothing." More

Albert & Me

"I want to be a person to them, as much as I want them to be a person to me. Because if I'm not, that's when the floor drops… More

Sophia

"Her letters to me were scribble-scratched from the women's psychiatric ward. She was much younger than the other female prisoners, and they'd taunt and tease her until she had… More

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600 Days of Silence

What I most like to talk about with Wilson is music. He has an extensive knowledge about all genres. I enjoy these conversations the most because they lift my… More

How to Kill Someone

You had no knowledge of receiving homes, group homes, incarceration, life on the streets, or the State as anything other than a beneficent social structure. I know because you… More

from The Return

And the fathers must have known, having once themselves been sons, that the ghostly presence of their hand will remain throughout the years… More

The Setting Sun

I climbed through the side door because the passenger side didn’t open, tossed my sleeping bag in the back. I thought about how lucky other kids were who had… More

Bombs

Ezekiel Caligiuri was awarded First Place in Memoir in the 2015 Prison Writing Contest for his account of the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. More

Provenance Notes

An excerpt from Lauret Savoy's memoir about history, race, and the American landscape, which was longlisted for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award. More