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Books To Prisoners 10 Years/100,000 Books Party!

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BTP Poetry

soccer mom by raisheme worlds insects curdle my hysteria except the bumble-bee. fuzzy, black and yellow skin an outfit of my intrigue. the shiny shells of 6 leg’d things may speed the heart and yield my breath— spiraling webs of … Continue reading

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Inmate Poetry

These poems were written by Illinois prison inmates and collected by Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners. The Public i thanks Books to Prisoners for making them available. We will be publishing more inmate poetry in upcoming issues. For more information, … Continue reading

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National Conference for Prison Book Projects Held in Urbana-Champaign

ON NOVEMBER 3, 2007, a conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois brought together 88 participants from 29 different prison book projects across the country. A similar event of this kind has not taken place since a 2002 conference in Philadelphia. Participants shared … Continue reading

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