The writers of the Wednesday Night Creative Writing Class at San Quentin have finally completed their latest anthology, Brothers in Pen: Six Cubic Feet.
The subtitle “Six Cubic Feet” refers to the amount of space each prisoner is allotted for personal property. The work presented here attests, in a variety of voices, to the ways that stories can transcend even the severe, constricted enclosure of prison. Contributors include: Cole Bienek, Charles “Talib” Brooks, Kenneth R. Brydon, N. T. “Noble” Butler, Micheal “Yahya” Cooke, Arnulfo T. Garcia, Andrew Gazzeny, Richard F. Gilliam, Ivan Skrblinski (a.k.a. Juan Haines), Michael R. Harris, Keoghan O’Donnell, JulianGlenn Padgett, Paul Stauffer, Watani Stiner, Aly Tamboura, Keshun Tate (a.k.a. Daleadamown Abu Muhsin), Troy Williams, Danny York, and instructor Zoe Mullery. Our foreword was written by the illustrious Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Junot has visited our class twice and blasted us with an intense gale of insightful, incisive, story-rich writing wisdom. (Many thanks to Rose Elizondo for being our Junot connection!)
Downloads of the anthology are $6 and softcovers are $17. A hardcover version will be available soon as well.