State Blues

The Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, Volume 13

Subjects: Literary Collections, General, General
Imprint: Maize Books
Open Access : 9781607857266, 82 pages, 6 x 9, August 2021
Paperback : 9781607857259, 82 pages, 6 x 9, August 2021
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The Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing seeks to showcase the talent and diversity from Michigan’s best incarcerated writers. The Review features writing from both beginning and experienced writers - writing that comes from the heart, and that is unique, well-crafted, and lively. It is a publication by the Prison Creative Arts Project, a nationally recognized program committed to bringing those impacted by the justice system and the University of Michigan community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth.

The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is an organization that opens up opportunities to create original works of art in correctional facilities, juvenile facilities, and urban high schools across the state of Michigan.

Founded in 1990, PCAP is run by members of the University of Michigan and surrounding community and is based in the University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature. Its programs include the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, the largest prison art show in the world; !e Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, the amazing collection of writing you are currently holding in your hands; weekly theatre, creative writing, visual art, and music workshops with incarcerated adults and juveniles, as well as students from Detroit; the Linkage Project, which affirms the creativity of adults and youth returning from incarceration; and the Portfolio project, a one on one collaboration between a volunteer and an incarcerated individual to create a portfolio of his or her best work.