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Writing poetry in prison as an act of resistance

13 mins | Feb 13, 2022

His death and his typewriter are intertwined. Poetry was his solace from prison itself and the crimes that led him there. Bunny McFadden recounts her uncle's experiences writing poetry in prison and advocating for Indigenous prison rights. In a challenging environment with powerful words, he fought for activities previously barred to prisoners, derided as 'luxuries'.

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