On Monday, Cat Radio Cafe hosted a reading in celebration of the 2008 PEN Prison Writing Contest. Marie Ponsot, Sapphire, Jackson Taylor, Michael Keck, Claudia Menza, and Ennis Smith read from this year's winning works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. You can find links to the recording both here and here.
PEN America 9 will feature both this year's excellent winning story and one of the recent poetry winners. Stay tuned. And, in the meantime, read up on the PEN Prison Writing Program.