Works of Justice
Works of Justice is an online series that features content connected to the PEN America Prison and Justice Writing Program, reflecting on the relationship between writing and incarceration, and presenting challenging conversations about criminal justice in the United States.
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Works of Justice Blog Posts
Works of Justice: An Interview with Punk-Writer Sean Thomas Dunne
"Cathartic release is a byproduct of my desire to say something that matters to you." More
Works of Justice: An Interview with Poet Louise K Waakaa’igan
"It is through and with my writing that I get to be who I am, a multifaceted Anishinaabekwe with a voice and a story to share." More
Works of Justice: An Interview with Prison Poet Laureate Eduardo “Echo” Martinez
"My responsibility is truth and awareness. I'm not attempting to push the envelope. I’m pushing the Post Office." More
Works of Justice: Interview with Poet B. Batchelor
"Just because there is a wall between us and society doesn't mean that we aren't part of the American community" More
Works of Justice: Author and Advocate Andrea J. Ritchie on State Violence Against Women of Color
In this Works of Justice interview, Giselle Robledo discusses state violence against women of color with Andrea J. Ritchie, author of Invisible No More. More