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Video: The Prisoner’s Song

Now if I had wings like an an-gel
O-ver these pri-son walls I would fly
And I’d fly to the arms of my poor dar-lin’
And there I’d be wil-ling to die

February 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

Fred Everett Maus: In the Women’s Prison

[This poem is made of words from a meditation group in a maximum security prison]   A woman meditates silently for two minutes, eyes closed—   Always a block party … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sharon Doubiago: I Am My Brother’s Keeper

[ed. note: This is the preface to The Visit by Sharon Doubiago, published by Wild Ocean Press] Jack Retasket is a Native American/Canadian Shuswap-Lillooet (Statlmx) survivor of Kamloops Indian Residential … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

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