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Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-A PEN American Center Prize Anthology

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Doing Time stirs readers by heightening their awareness of the struggle of men and women behind bars to keep their humanity. This collection of the best of PEN's annual prison writing contest celebrates fifty-one writers and their ability not only to write with passion and eloquence but also to create art in the most dire of circumstances.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 8th 2000 by Arcade Publishing
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Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
Wow, I was truly amazed by the stories in this collection. I work for a bookstore and have donated boxes and boxes of books to local jails and prisons. This book shows me what donations and programs to help educate prisoners can really do.

The stories show all aspects of being locked up and none of it is pretty. I feel like I have been in an AIDS ward where prisoners are slowly dying and mostly cared for by one inmate who works 20 hours a day to make sure they have empty pee bags and clean shee
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Tara Lindahl
Jan 27, 2016 Tara Lindahl rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly thought-provoking writing offering perspectives so unique and compelling that it is difficult to come out from one end of the book to the other seeing the same way. Time in prison gives each author a voice so steeped in humanity that even serious writers might come away looking like powder-puff fluff in comparison. I believe how we treat the lowest members of our society defines us and what a revelation it is to see how prisoners would define themselves through their writing. A highly ...more
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