Thursday, May 6, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 7:00 P.M., City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco

Release Party for


Edited by Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, Rebeka Rodriguez

published by the City Lights Foundation

Join Steve Dickison, Jack Hirschman, Ericka Huggins, and Rigo 23 In a book release party and reading.

Over two million individuals are behind bars in U.S. prisons, living in isolation from their families and their communities. Prison/Culture investigates the culture of incarceration as an integral part of the American experience through a compilation of stunning and often heartrending art by inmates, as well as artists on the outside, such as Sandow Birk and Keith Antar Mason, who address incarceration, criminal profiling, wrongful conviction, prison labor, and the death penalty. The book also includes essays on prisons and prison art by Angela Davis and Mike Davis, and poetry by Amiri Baraka, Ericka Huggins, Luis Rodriguez, Sesshu Foster, and more.

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2009 Edition
Nearly fifty artists, poets, and activists examine the contemporary prison system through heartrending art and community