Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology - Family and The World Summary & Analysis

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Family and The World Summary and Analysis

Family

This section dealt with writing about blood relatives. Some writers had compassionate, loving, and loyal mothers and grandmothers that did not give up on the inmates. Some prisons had parenting classes for the inmates where they learned to break offensive and illegal behaviors.

Jimmy Santiago Baca adored his gypsy father in the poem "Ancestors." Although his dad was a wanderer, Jimmy and his brother and sister loved him. Their dad did not fix their collapsing house, but dreamed instead of becoming rich.

"Uncle Adam" was a poem written by Diane Hamill Metzger about her great uncle. He was not a good cook, but took her to restaurants, the stock exchange, and private beaches. Diane visited him each Easter and received money from him when she left. Although she did not understand him, she did...

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