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Contributions by Mark Jantz:

“Prison Pantoum”

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Teaching Writer George Franklin: I simply asked my students to write a pantoum, and I gave them A.E. Stallings’ “Another Lullaby for Insomniacs” as an example. We had been discussing repetition…Prison life is incredibly repetitive. The routine rarely varies. Mark’s poem captures the “[r]obotic regimen” prison imposes on human beings.

Artist Bailey Bob Bailey: I want my niece to see it. I want her to post it at the School of Theology where she works. I want people to see and think about the lives of people in prison.

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