Ran out of space.
The margins closed in.
Lines tightened around vowels.
Compositions.
Poems,
Love Songs,
Their grip choking life
out of each word.
Spreading over the hard covers
of the notebook.
Around coils,
pens,
pencils and colors,
Over a stainless-steel desk,
White walls,
Concrete floors,
cracks and holes,
over metal doors,
Tiers,
metal steps,
Life spread,
over each cage.
With every word,
every word,
My pen displayed.

Written by Jesus
Located in North Carolina
Category: Reading, Books, Writing, Education, and The Importance of Words

Book Drop off and Volunteer Hours


Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursday 6:30-9:00pm,
Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 pm (vaccines required)
Saturdays: 1:00-4:00pm
(in summer 2022: only 6/4, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20)

Volunteers
must sign up in advance
either just before you come or weeks in advance.

Book Drop Offs
Books can be dropped off during volunteer hours. You do not need to sign up in advance, but check the sign up page to make sure we are open.

DONATE

We rely on your support

 Financial donations are the single factor that limits the number of people we can serve.  Just $3 is the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library!

Donations can be mailed to:

Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169

DONATE TODAY

Prison Book Program relies on the support of people like you.

Just $3 covers the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library of donated books!

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