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Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons : Vol.4 : 4

Beth Aydon, Esther Sorooshian, Joelle Taylor
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Koestler Arts
Published: November 1, 2023
ISBN: 9781399964388
94 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


Poetry is the biggest category in the annual Koestler Awards for arts in the criminal justice system, receiving nearly 1000 entries a year. While art materials can be difficult to get hold of in prison, everyone is entitled to paper and something to write with.

Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons Vol. 4 gathers together 45 poems from the 2022 and 2023 Koestler Awards, showcasing just some of the inspiring poetry written by people in the criminal justice system, edited in-house for the first time by members of the Koestler Arts team.

The fourth volume features a foreword by poet, playwright and author Joelle Taylor; winner of the T. S. Eliot prize for poetry, author of numerous collections including C+nto & Othered Poems and curator of IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, the 2023 Koestler Arts National Exhibition at the Southbank Centre, London.

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