The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting A Writer’s Life in Prison is s road map for incarcerated people and their allies to have a thriving writing life behind bars—and shared beyond the walls—that draws on the unique insights of more than fifty contributors, most themselves justice-involved, to offer advice, inspiration and resources.
The book, features original pieces from Dwayne Betts, Mitch Jackson, Luis J. Rodriguez, Alejo Rodriguez (Zealous), and Vivian D. Nixon. With the support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation PEN America is giving away 75,000 copies to incarcerated people. We encourage readers to also submit a request to send a free book to a person who is currently incarcerated. Details available in the link included.