Sack 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 Amazon.com. Signed copies available here.
Where should I buy the book?
The fastest way is to purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sack-Nasty-Prison-Ra-Avis/dp/1945681047
I make about $5 more if you order through me, but it takes some extra time.
I made little bookmarks from real prison paperwork to go with the books I ship out, but if you do order from Amazon, snap a picture of your book and send it to me with your address. I’ll send you one, too.
I would like to order a signed copy of the book.
They’ll ship July 7th or earlier, and I’ll sign them to you and include a bookmark made of laminated paperwork from prison. I’ll also email you a bonus ebook. Shipping is included, yes, even for those of you who live far far away from me.
This next button is for if you want to help get the book into the hands of people who cannot afford it, from long-term and loyal readers, to the girls I knew inside who are now trying to make their way on the outside.
You will receive an email shortly after ordering, to help us clarify shipping details, dedications, and bookmark preferences.
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Tell others about the book! Remember to hashtag everything #SackNasty so I can find you.
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I’m in the Southern California area, can I get the book or a signature from you directly?
Yes! I am having an event with author William S. Friday. On July 24th, in Long Beach, we’ll be gathering to read a few poems, sign a few books, have a few drinks, and get to know everyone who attends. We’d love to meet you. You can RSVP on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-from-the-edge-tickets-26251100749
I have the resources to support you for projects that go beyond this. How do I do that?
At Patreon, you can donate a monthly amount of your choosing toward my creative endeavors– starting with this blog and expanding to all creative projects and books. Including children’s books and the memoir of prison life. There are rewards at different patron levels.
If you want to donate directly to me, you can let me know what you’d like to see me develop and work on. Just send an email. Donations have been used to frame Dave’s artwork, and to start a business. Who knows what’s next?!