From prison walls to Clark’s halls, poems from inmates of the Oregon State Penitentiary will be read at the Free Minds Poetry Workshop on May 9 at 5 p.m. in PUB 161.
Participants will be reading and giving feedback on 12 to 15 poems from prisoners.
The event is a pilot program called On The Same Page UNITED from the non-profit company Free Minds, based in Washington D.C. Clark writing instructor and event organizer Karyn-Lynn Fisette said this will be the first activity of its kind in the Northwest.
“This gives the inmates a greater sense of humanity,” Fisette said. “People become more compassionate when we share these experiences.”
This event is free and open to the public.