Charles P. Norman

I have survived over thirty years in Florida prisons for the wrongful conviction of a murder I did not commit. My poetry, short stories, essays, memoirs, and plays have won numerous national writing awards since I first won a MENSA prize in 1986, and have been widely published.

I love the elasticity of English, how words can be pulled, shaped, and re-formed to express the thoughts and feelings in my mind. I view the good folks at PEN as benevolent hacksaw-wielding elves who’ve been steadily slicing through the cage bars that confine me, setting me free.

Also an accomplished artist, my literary and art works can be reviewed at A prison blog is in the works.

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