Here are some links to sites related to literature by prisoners:
Julie Murphy interviews fellow teachers of the Salinas Valley State Prison Poetry Workshop—Rose Black, Lisa Charnock and Ken Weisner. Please join our lively conversations about the poetry workshop, our experiences teaching, and be ready to hear some amazing poems written by the workshop participants! Broadcast Sunday, May 24th on KSQD 90.7 Santa Cruz. Be sure to click on the “…” at the end of the description for a list of related links.
Jim Russo’s Central Coast Poetry Shows presents a reading by Lisa Charnock and Rose Black of poetry by participants in the Salinas Valley State Prison EOP poetry workshop, as well as a discussion of Right to Write Press. Click here to view the video on YouTube.
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project began as the legacy project of Ellen Bass while she was Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County. Over the past four years, the program has facilitated workshops throughout the county and with your help will continue changing the lives of incarcerated men and women one word, one poem at a time.
The Prisoners Literature Project is an all-volunteer, non-profit group that sends free books directly to prisoners who request them from throughout the United States. Working almost continuously for thirty years, our U.S. prison books program has gotten (literally) tons of books into the American prison system, while staying overwhelmingly ‘grassroots’ – no full-time employees, no overhead eating up your donations.
For more than four decades, PEN America’s Prison Writing Program has amplified the writing of thousands of imprisoned writers by providing free resources, skilled mentors, and audiences for their writing.
Prisons Foundation publishes books written by or about prisoners. Their publishing program includes all types of books or manuscripts published on their website in the exact manner submitted, with no censorship or editing and no charge to publish a book online.