All of Us, In Prison

“Some prisons taste like / salt, copper, sludge / when you bite and crunch down / to the marrow…” In this video, Cortney Lamar Charleston reads Jevon Jackson’s poem “All of Us, In Prison” at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery for a 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival event. Jackson’s poem won PEN America’s First Prize in Poetry in the 2019 Prison Writing Contest.

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  • November 6, 2019