Plexiglass pays homage to the millions of men and women sequestered in jails and prisons in the United States due to racism and poverty. Through this collection of interrelated poems, the story within the story within the story of the prison industrial complex in the “land of the free” gradually unfolds in the unflinching voice of a fearless, critically acclaimed writer.
Plexiglass is a beautiful dispatch from the sea line of human oblivion; where teacher and student find insights like a graveyard shift for a church pianist. A smile inching through the corridors of a prison industrial complex; our humanity is repressed, but still lightning. Here is revealed the physics of a trench where poems become veins turning empty space into flesh.
—Tongo Eisen-Martin winner of the American Book Award for Heaven Is All Goodbyes
With a foreword by Valerie Mejer Caso, author of This Blue Novel
Review by Elaine Elinson, American Book Award Gold Medalist for Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California
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