Mule Creek State Prison

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Jim Carlson

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Henry Robinett

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JoAnn Anglin

Lost and Found

Excerpt: A big cardboard box outside the school office holds the soft heap of sweaters and coats, gathered from ball yard and bathroom, from under a hallway bench. Things once needed now discarded…

For Getting Away

Excerpt:  Use the firescape, Z-stepping down the brick outer wall, essential as a skeleton, a clean way to leave via window to window. And with landings for moments to gulp air, recalibrate grips. Reconsider…

Migrating Ducks . . . 

Excerpt: . . . have something to teach with seasonal arrowed certainty how freely they abandon earth lifting in a focused clatter soar through orange & purple sky accept first the call of need…

Portions

Excerpt: We eat from each other’s plates the tines of our forks clang in the passing of morsels. My spoon enters your mouth your salt spills across my napkin bad luck creeps over us both…

All Souls Day

Excerpt:  Where is that time for sitting in the movies? God, we loved the movies. Sunday drives: seeing goats, windmills. Recall time to refinish furniture, spade a new garden, play cards after dinner?…

Beatitude for Calendar Keepers

Excerpt: Blessed are the calendar keepers, for they shall measure our days in rectangular allotments, And our plans and accomplishments will be recorded in evidence of our worthiness…

Locked Out

Excerpt: So sure that I know this place. it is where I belong. Yet, no. Today, blinds drawn. The door refuses my key. Of course it comes to everyone, this day. The unvoiced expectations reverberate. The wish made, the pebble never landing…

Cherie Hacker

Day at the Beach, 2014 Oil, latex, paper, enamel, ink, charcoal on three panels total 80 x 71 x 3 in.

Day at the Beach, 2015
Oil, latex, paper, enamel, ink, charcoal on three panels total 80 x 71 x 3 in.

ARCHIPELAGOS Oil, ink, paper, sand on eight canvases with two negative recessed spaces, overall installation 66 x 90 x 2 1/2 inches 2013

Archipelagos, 2013
Oil, ink, paper, sand on eight canvases with two negative recessed spaces, overall installation 66 x 90 x 2 1/2 in.

Above the Surface, 2008 Oil, alkyd, gesso, paper, enamel, ink, sand on canvas 60 x 48 x 1 1/2 in.

Above the Surface, 2008
Oil, alkyd, gesso, paper, enamel, ink, sand on canvas 60 x 48 x 1 1/2 in.

 

Mary Youngblood

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Anna Plemons

The End of the Prison Honeymoon

Excerpt:
One of my visits to the prison this past year was a mixed bag.  There were powerful moments and a few well-crafted texts.  There was also a heavy energy in all three classrooms.  I felt like I was moving in slow motion.  I could see that those who were showing up, pens in hand, where sharing their muses with distant problems and conversations to which I was not privy.  And then there was the business of a miscommunication I did not know I had had…

Poem Number 99

Excerpt:

Last time I was teaching at the prison, the writer I was working with showed me a meticulous list of the 98 poems he had written.  “All my poems are dark,” he said.  He read me three of the ones he had gotten published; they traced the scars on his body and mind through an absent, addicted mother and her abusive surrogate: foster care.  They described the mental illness that works against a brilliant, eager mind and the numb no man’s land of psychotropic intervention that brings some silence if not relief.

Since it was a one-on-one meeting, I asked the writer what he wanted to do…

 

Gabe Becker

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Bob Stanley

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Linda McRae

Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts

Naima Shaloub

Ashley Morgan/John Flanagan

Richard “Dobbs” Hartshorne

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