C. Fausto Cabrera

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I am a serious person who does not take themselves too serious. I’m bout this creative lifestyle & am not afraid to do the work. Art is the only avenue I’ve found that could restore my dignity. “I’m from the dark. I was already a man by the time I saw the light, and then it was just blinding.”

Winner, 2022 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – 2nd Place in Poetry for “When Kneaded”

Winner, 2020 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Fielding Dawson Prize in Poetry

2016 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Honorable Mention in Poetry for “A Ladybug’s Visit


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