Item description for Freedom of Vision: Voices from Behind Prison Walls by Robert Yehling...
Everyone's soul yearns to express itself without walls, fences and gates-especially those whose lives came crashing down beneath the weight of their own mistakes of judgment and/or action. In that spirit, Freedom of Vision presents more than 125 poems, essays and stories by current and former convicts from throughout the United States, as well as prison teachers. Their stanzas, tales, experiences and creative imaginations not only take us into the inner world of those serving time behind bars, but also verifies and celebrates one of the greatest gifts and truths of being human: We all can dream and create ourselves to a higher state of being. For inmates, this is especially true when encouraged and mentored through underappreciated but vital prison teachers, whose presence in this anthology creates a new way to view the rehabilitation and education process. Freedom of Vision brings together the work of award-winning and celebrated authors like Jimmy Santiago Baca, Richard Shelton, Ken Lamberton and Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, while introducing America to such remarkable voices as Gordon Grilz, Lisa Shannon, Juan Campbell, Linda E. Ricchio-and more than sixty others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Dec 10, 2007
Publisher Aisling Press
ISBN 1934677272 ISBN13 9781934677278
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Yehling
Robert Yehling is the author of 10 non-fiction books and poetry-essay collections, including the Independent Publishers Award-Winning Writes of Life: Using Personal Experiences in Everything You Write, the newly released Backroad Melodies, and co-author of The Champion's Way. A professional journalist and author since 1976, and blogs regularly on the Word Journeys and 366 Writing Blogs. He has edited more than 130 books, several of them bestsellers, and is regular workshop presenter at writing conferences nationwide. He has two more books on the way: Voices, a novel, and Just Add Water, the biography of surfing great Clay Marzo, who excels while living with Asperger's syndrome. Both will be published in 2014. Robert lives in North San Diego County, Calif.