Leo Cardez

Leo Cardez is an award-winning essayist and playwright. He is the two-time winner of the PEN America Prison Writing Contest and Pushcart Prize-nominated. Cardez is a regular contributor to Prison Health News, where he also serves on the Advisory Board. Cardez has been published by Beat Within Magazine, Yard Out, The Abolitionist/Critical Resistance, Poete Maudit Newsletter, and was a finalist for the New Press Anthology What We Know. He can be reached at leo.cardez.writer@gmail.com. (inmate last and least of all.)

Winner, 2022 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – 2nd Place in Nonfiction Essay for “Convict Chronicles: Cooking

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