One way prisoners are passing the days, months, and years is writing poetry and posting it online on the taxpayer dime. WPEC reports on the new prison poetry website which was launched recently with assistance from a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Among the titles available to listen to on PrisonPoetryWorkshop.org are: “Ghetto Bastard”, “Fenced Jewels” and “A Gangster’s Prayer”.
The taxpayer funded grant was awarded through the NEA’s Arts in Media program. Funding started in May of 2012 and is set to continue through September of 2013.