Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology Setting & Symbolism

Bell Gale Chevigny
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Chains

"Arrival" was a poem written by Judee Norton, who served time in Arizona. She felt free mentally even if she had shiny restraints on, which she referred to as charms.

Taft, Oklahoma

"After Lights Out" was a poem written by Barbara Saunders. The author wrote about the flitting eyes of the devious prisoners that are scampering around. Some were performing heinous and shocking acts. This poem states that prisons are dangerous places. The poem was written in the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, Oklahoma.

Letters

"Letters Come to Prison" was a poem written by Jimmy Santiago Baca. The author compared letters to white doves that warmed their hearts and enabled them to fly like free birds.

Snow owl

"The Night the Owl Interrupted" was a short story by Daniel Roseboom telling of how the monotonous prison life was broken up. It was winter and the inmates...

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