Poetry from Probation & Prison & Beyond
A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event
This event will feature poetry and spoken word performances from men and women directly impacted by the criminal justice system. The poems and performances highlight the human and emotional costs of our draconian mass incarceration policies in creative ways - while helping the performers share and communicate their experiences. Participants will be poets from the St. Francis College Post-Prison Program and Free Verse Poetry Workshops at the New York City Department of Probation Waiting Rooms.