The Resource Doing time : 25 years of prison writing, edited by Bell Gale Chevigny ; foreword by Helen Prejean

Doing time : 25 years of prison writing, edited by Bell Gale Chevigny ; foreword by Helen Prejean

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Doing time : 25 years of prison writing
Title
Doing time
Title remainder
25 years of prison writing
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edited by Bell Gale Chevigny ; foreword by Helen Prejean
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Language
eng
Summary
?Doing time.? For prison writers, it means more than serving a sentence; it means staying alive and sane, preserving dignity, reinventing oneself, and somehow retaining one?s humanity. For the last quarter century the prestigious writers? organization PEN has sponsored a contest for writers behind bars to help prisoners face these challenges. Bell Chevigny, a former prison teacher, has selected the best of these submissions from over the last 25 years to create Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing?a vital work, demonstrating that prison writing is a vibrant part of American literature. This new edition will contain updated biographies of all contributors. The 51 original prisoners contributing to this volume deliver surprising tales, lyrics, and dispatches from an alien world covering the life span of imprisonment, from terrifying initiations to poignant friendships, from confrontations with family to death row, and sometimes share extraordinary breakthroughs. With 1.8 million men and women?roughly the population of Houston?In American jails and prisons, we must listen to?this small country of throwaway people,? in Prejean?s words. Doing Time frees them from their sentence of silence. We owe it to ourselves to listen to their voices
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
810.80920692
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.P7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Chevigny, Bell Gale
  • American Center of P.E.N
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  • Prisoners' writings, American
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • American literature
  • FICTION
  • American literature
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners' writings, American
  • Prisons
Label
Doing time : 25 years of prison writing, edited by Bell Gale Chevigny ; foreword by Helen Prejean
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Publication
Note
"A PEN American Center prize anthology."
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • William Aberg
  • Dog star desperado
  • William Orlando
  • How I became a convict
  • Victor Hassine
  • Arrival
  • Judee Norton
  • Time and its terms
  • Reductions
  • William Aberg
  • Foreword
  • Where or when
  • Jackie Ruzas
  • An overture
  • M.A. Jones
  • Vivaldi on the far side of the bars
  • M.A. Jones
  • Killing time
  • Roger Jaco
  • After almost twenty years
  • Chuck Culhane
  • Sister Helen Prejean
  • There isn't enough bread
  • Chuck Culhane
  • The manipulation game : doing life in Pennsylvania
  • Diane Hamill Metzger
  • Giving me a second chance
  • Larry Bratt
  • Myths of darkness : the Toledo Madman and the ultimate freedom
  • J.R. Grindlay
  • Routines and ruptures
  • Spring
  • Introduction
  • Michael Hogan
  • Autumn yard
  • Chuck Culhane
  • Letters come to prison
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Trina Marie
  • Lori Lynn McLuckie
  • After lights out
  • Barbara Saunders
  • Poem for the conguero in D Yard
  • Bell Gale Chevigny
  • Raymond Ringo Fernandez
  • In the big yard
  • Reginald Lewis
  • Old man Motown
  • Patrick Nolan
  • The tower pig
  • Scott A. Antworth
  • The night the owl interrupted
  • Daniel Roseboom
  • Work
  • Initiations
  • Chronicling Sing Sing Prison
  • Easy Waters
  • Cut partner
  • Michael E. Saucier
  • Gun guard
  • Michael E. Saucier
  • Skyline turkey
  • Richard Stratton
  • Suicide!
  • Robert Kelsey
  • Prison letter
  • Reading and writing
  • Coming into language
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Pell grants for prisoners
  • Jon Marc Taylor
  • Tetrina
  • Bedford Hills Writing Workshop
  • Sestina: Reflections on Writing
  • Bedford Hills Writing Workshop
  • Behind the mirror's face
  • M.A. Jones
  • Paul St. John
  • Black Flag to the rescue / Michael E. Saucier
  • Players, games
  • I see your work
  • Joseph E. Sissler
  • solidarity with cataracts
  • Vera Montgomery
  • Clandestine kisses
  • Marilyn Buck
  • Ryan's ruse
  • Siempre
  • Jackie Ruzas
  • Feathers on the solar wind
  • David Wood
  • Death of a duke
  • Dax Xenos
  • Michael Wayne Hunter
  • Lee's time
  • Susan Rosenberg
  • Family
  • Ancestor
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Uncle Adam
  • Diane Hamill Metzger
  • The red dress
  • Barbara Saunders
  • Race, chance, change
  • Ignorance is no excuse for the law
  • Alejo Dao'ud Rodriguez
  • Our skirt
  • Kathy Boudin
  • The ball park
  • Henry Johnson
  • Norton #59900
  • Judee Norton
  • A stranger
  • Anthony La Barca Falcone
  • First day on the job
  • After my arrest
  • Judith Clark
  • To Vladimir Mayakovsky
  • Judith Clark
  • A trilogy of journeys
  • Kathy Boudin
  • The world
  • Prisons of our world
  • Allison Blake
  • Pilots in the war on drugs
  • Henry Johnson
  • Robert J. Moriarty
  • No brownstones, just alleyways and corner pockets full
  • J.L. Wise, Jr.
  • Americans
  • Jon Schillaci
  • For Sam Manzie
  • Jon Schillaci
  • Diner at midnight
  • David Taber
  • The film
  • Eleven days under siege
  • David Taber
  • The 5-Spot Cafe
  • Henry Johnson
  • Melody
  • J.C. Amberchele
  • Mel /
  • J.C. Amberchele
  • Getting out
  • Dream of escape
  • Henry Johnson
  • Paul Mulryan
  • After all those years
  • Ajamu C.B. Haki
  • Stepping away from my father
  • William Aberg
  • To those still waiting
  • M.A. Jones
  • The break
  • Robert M. Rutan
  • Death row
  • For Mumia : I wonder
  • Pearl got stabbed!
  • Kathy Boudin
  • Easy to kill
  • Jackie Ruzas
  • Recipe for prison pruno
  • Jarvis Masters
  • Conversations with the dead
  • Stephen W. Anderson
  • Walker's requiem
  • Anthony Ross
  • "Write a poem that makes no sense"
  • Charles P. Norman
  • Judith Clark
  • Sam
Control code
ocn816332804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611451443
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
57A7E5F9-87F0-4CF6-B57F-331DDC04BBFF
System control number
(OCoLC)816332804
Label
Doing time : 25 years of prison writing, edited by Bell Gale Chevigny ; foreword by Helen Prejean
Link
Publication
Note
"A PEN American Center prize anthology."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • William Aberg
  • Dog star desperado
  • William Orlando
  • How I became a convict
  • Victor Hassine
  • Arrival
  • Judee Norton
  • Time and its terms
  • Reductions
  • William Aberg
  • Foreword
  • Where or when
  • Jackie Ruzas
  • An overture
  • M.A. Jones
  • Vivaldi on the far side of the bars
  • M.A. Jones
  • Killing time
  • Roger Jaco
  • After almost twenty years
  • Chuck Culhane
  • Sister Helen Prejean
  • There isn't enough bread
  • Chuck Culhane
  • The manipulation game : doing life in Pennsylvania
  • Diane Hamill Metzger
  • Giving me a second chance
  • Larry Bratt
  • Myths of darkness : the Toledo Madman and the ultimate freedom
  • J.R. Grindlay
  • Routines and ruptures
  • Spring
  • Introduction
  • Michael Hogan
  • Autumn yard
  • Chuck Culhane
  • Letters come to prison
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Trina Marie
  • Lori Lynn McLuckie
  • After lights out
  • Barbara Saunders
  • Poem for the conguero in D Yard
  • Bell Gale Chevigny
  • Raymond Ringo Fernandez
  • In the big yard
  • Reginald Lewis
  • Old man Motown
  • Patrick Nolan
  • The tower pig
  • Scott A. Antworth
  • The night the owl interrupted
  • Daniel Roseboom
  • Work
  • Initiations
  • Chronicling Sing Sing Prison
  • Easy Waters
  • Cut partner
  • Michael E. Saucier
  • Gun guard
  • Michael E. Saucier
  • Skyline turkey
  • Richard Stratton
  • Suicide!
  • Robert Kelsey
  • Prison letter
  • Reading and writing
  • Coming into language
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Pell grants for prisoners
  • Jon Marc Taylor
  • Tetrina
  • Bedford Hills Writing Workshop
  • Sestina: Reflections on Writing
  • Bedford Hills Writing Workshop
  • Behind the mirror's face
  • M.A. Jones
  • Paul St. John
  • Black Flag to the rescue / Michael E. Saucier
  • Players, games
  • I see your work
  • Joseph E. Sissler
  • solidarity with cataracts
  • Vera Montgomery
  • Clandestine kisses
  • Marilyn Buck
  • Ryan's ruse
  • Siempre
  • Jackie Ruzas
  • Feathers on the solar wind
  • David Wood
  • Death of a duke
  • Dax Xenos
  • Michael Wayne Hunter
  • Lee's time
  • Susan Rosenberg
  • Family
  • Ancestor
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Uncle Adam
  • Diane Hamill Metzger
  • The red dress
  • Barbara Saunders
  • Race, chance, change
  • Ignorance is no excuse for the law
  • Alejo Dao'ud Rodriguez
  • Our skirt
  • Kathy Boudin
  • The ball park
  • Henry Johnson
  • Norton #59900
  • Judee Norton
  • A stranger
  • Anthony La Barca Falcone
  • First day on the job
  • After my arrest
  • Judith Clark
  • To Vladimir Mayakovsky
  • Judith Clark
  • A trilogy of journeys
  • Kathy Boudin
  • The world
  • Prisons of our world
  • Allison Blake
  • Pilots in the war on drugs
  • Henry Johnson
  • Robert J. Moriarty
  • No brownstones, just alleyways and corner pockets full
  • J.L. Wise, Jr.
  • Americans
  • Jon Schillaci
  • For Sam Manzie
  • Jon Schillaci
  • Diner at midnight
  • David Taber
  • The film
  • Eleven days under siege
  • David Taber
  • The 5-Spot Cafe
  • Henry Johnson
  • Melody
  • J.C. Amberchele
  • Mel /
  • J.C. Amberchele
  • Getting out
  • Dream of escape
  • Henry Johnson
  • Paul Mulryan
  • After all those years
  • Ajamu C.B. Haki
  • Stepping away from my father
  • William Aberg
  • To those still waiting
  • M.A. Jones
  • The break
  • Robert M. Rutan
  • Death row
  • For Mumia : I wonder
  • Pearl got stabbed!
  • Kathy Boudin
  • Easy to kill
  • Jackie Ruzas
  • Recipe for prison pruno
  • Jarvis Masters
  • Conversations with the dead
  • Stephen W. Anderson
  • Walker's requiem
  • Anthony Ross
  • "Write a poem that makes no sense"
  • Charles P. Norman
  • Judith Clark
  • Sam
Control code
ocn816332804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611451443
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
57A7E5F9-87F0-4CF6-B57F-331DDC04BBFF
System control number
(OCoLC)816332804

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