Articles tagged A World Without Cages
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Shades of Black and Gray: A Portfolio of Prison Literature

By Daniel A. Gross | April 11, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In a new portfolio from A World Without Cages, eight incarcerated writers explore the underworld.

Life Lines: A Poem by Connie Leung

By Connie Leung | April 8, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

if only we could learn / to stop // looking back / for each other.

On Asian Shame

By Franklin Lee | April 5, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I am buried by my own guilt and shame for a crime that impacted the victim, my family, and my community.

Residence of a Sleepless Dream

By Bartholomew Crawford | April 4, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I reside in purgatory awaiting judgment. A seven-level structure, seven stories of nothing.

Buddha in the Prison Yard

By Arthur Longworth | April 3, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Buddha has been in this prison for as long as any of us can remember. He has always been here, watching over our Sangha meetings, sitting with us in practice.

Drop a Kite

By Fong Lee | April 3, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Sometimes you wonder if there really is a place called heaven nearby. You will ask yourself which would be better: Death? Or 38 years in prison?

Letter to the Son I Never Met

By Dao Xiong | April 1, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Dao Xiong writes to Axxel Xiong from inside a Minnesota prison.

Chinese Laundry

By M. Monsuri | March 29, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In prison, most relationships are transactional. Rey, for some reason, shows love to everyone on the cellblock.

Inside: Two Poems by Louise Waakaa’igan

By Louise Waakaa'igan | March 28, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

each maple and golden locust / weighs heavy with coverings of Christian / white snow concealing / impurities of earthen made bark

Fighting for Asylum Seekers Who Look Like Me

By Kanwalroop Kaur Singh | February 20, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A Sikh American law student writes about working with detained Sikh migrants.

What No One Else Sees: A Portfolio of Incarceration Literature

By Daniel A. Gross | December 22, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In five works from our initiative A World Without Cages, writers witness life inside.

Autumn in Prison

By Connie Leung | December 20, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

but your leaves are changing in here / as all the fallen do

Canary Robin and the Place Without Cages

By CM Campbell | December 18, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

How might a children’s book explain prison abolition?

The Prison Diary of Elizabeth Hawes

By Elizabeth Hawes | December 14, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I often ask myself what I am learning or bearing witness to by being here. What is in front of me and why. I frequently have no answers to my questions.

Dreaming of Fresh Fish in ICE Custody

By Kevin Chun Hoi Lo | December 13, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In 2017, we stop a deportation flight to Cambodia with thirty fathers, brothers, and sons on board. A few months later, many of them are deported anyway.

Security

By Leigh Sugar | December 11, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

what I don’t get is why / you choose to come here

Eight Encounters with Incarceration in the AAWW Archives

By Wen Zhuang | December 10, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

To launch our initiative A World Without Cages, we consider the literature of incarceration with writers like Brandon Shimoda, Nina Sharma, and Zaina Alsous.

Call for Submissions: A World Without Cages

By AAWW | September 21, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

We’re looking for creative work about life in jail, prison, and immigrant detention.

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