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Variations on an Undisclosed Location
Alex Tretbar was awarded 1st Place in Poetry in the 2022 Prison Writing Contest.
Every year, hundreds of imprisoned people from around the country submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic works to PEN America’s Prison Writing Contest, one of the few outlets of free expression for the country’s incarcerated population.
I wuz heres. You’d think
every human who walked
the earth was born in that room
the way it trembled
with scuttled memories
some of which I recognized.
And sometimes I forgot my name
was also a word:
To finish reading this, as well as the works of all other contributors, purchase Variations on an Undisclosed Location: 2022 Prison Writing Awards Anthology here.