Inspired by those locked away and too often forgotten, one woman shines light on incarcerated men through education, poetry and hope — I remember the first time I shut the classroom door behind me in a maximum-security men’s prison. I don’t remember it because it was … [Read more...] about Writing From The Inside Out: Incarceration Through The Lens Of Humanity
About Gretchen Primack
Gretchen Primack is the author of Visiting Days (Willow Books 2019), set in a maximum-security men’s prison, as well as two other poetry collections: Kind (Post-Traumatic Press)and Doris’ Red Spaces (Mayapple Press). She also co-wrote, with Jenny Brown, The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery). Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, FIELD, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and other journals. Primack has administrated and taught with college programs in prison for many years, and moonlights at an indie bookstore in Woodstock, NY. Learn more at gretchenprimack.com.