Jailhouse Rock

October 4, 2013

Can’t get enough of Orange is the New Black? Neither could The Missouri Review. Their new blog series, Literature on Lockdown, shares narratives from those who teach or write in prisons. This week’s post comes from Ace Boggess, a poet who spent five years in a West Virginia prison. “One thing about being a writer in prison is that you have not lost everything. You still have that driving need to speak whatever truth you know in whatever way you can.  No one can take that away from you, not even the State.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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