my inside voice


sacknastySack Nasty is a compilation of poetry about prison. Unlike this blog, the stories told here don’t always fall sunny-side up. They are an outpouring of the uglier edges of prison life. They are about the illusion of dignity, the malleability of justice, and the fluidity (and fluids) of the human condition. These are true stories from 438 days of incarceration.

The title, Sack Nasty, refers to the nickname given to the bagged lunches served to jail birds. Prison food is nearly inedible, and the lies cooked up are all too easy to digest, but the important thing to remember is– you don’t have to eat what they feed you. Freedom sustains itself.

Available for $13.99 via Signed copies available here.



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Stories That Must Not Die



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  1. Bought IMMEDIATELY! And… I’m no poetry fan. I like long form prose personally… and poetry has always seemed overly precious… until I read yours, that is! Looking forward to reading.

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  2. Oooh, oooh, I ordered! Can’t wait to get my mitts on it πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀ I hope it went to the right place, it says Silver Star Laboratories on my PayPal receipt, RaRa



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