Edited by Gareth Creer, Hannah Priest and Tamsin Spargo
"The Free to Write Project has demonstrated that the long, rich and resilient tradition of writing in prison is as vital and vibrant as ever. The poems and narratives withing these pages tell us of lives that are valuable and resilient." - Erwin James
Free to Write introduces new writing by prisoners as well as true stories of how writing helped men and women of the past imagine a better future after prison.
It is the outcome of a practical research project run by Liverpool John Moores University's Centre for Writing and Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History.
Essays by Tamsin Spargo, Helen Rogers, Hannah Priest and Adam Creed.
Poetry and prose from HMP Shrewsbury, HMP Frankland, HMP Styal, HMP Lancaster Farms and HMP Greenock.
Editors’ Note by Gareth Creer, Hannah Priest and Tamsin Spargo
Foreword by Erwin James
Free to Learn? Reading and Writing in the Early Nineteenth-Century Prison by Helen Rogers
Mountain Bughouse 216: One Prisoner's Writing as Protest and Escape by Tamsin Spargo
Free to Write: Prison Voices by Hannah Priest
Prison Voices: Present (Poetry and prose from HMP Shrewsbury, HMP Frankland, HMP Styal, HMP Lancaster Farms and HMP Greenock with commentary by Adam Creed)
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