Just wanting to share a story from the PBS NewsHour about the power, beauty, and complexity of poetry classes in prison:

Richard Shelton, a poet and professor at the University of Arizona, has been coming into prisons as a volunteer since the early ’70s, when a man on death row wrote to ask for feedback on his poems. In a new memoir, “Crossing the Yard,” Shelton writes of that and many other extraordinary experiences.

Link to video from PoetryFoundation.org