Poetry Post #21 :Untitled

Untitled by Travis Kimble


About the Author: Travis Kimble is a great student in Amy and Jameka’s class, and loves Classical writers. He commonly makes allusions to Ovid in his writing, and is a great student.



2014 CGIU Progress Report

We are so honored to have our work featured during the meeting Breaking Bad: Education Behind Bars at CGIU 2014!!

Thank you for your support this year. We couldn’t have done it without you! Your views and comments mean so much to us and to the people we work with. We hope you continue to share the words of poets behind bars, teaching, reviving, and reaching out in your own way.

Poetry Post #20:Immutable

Immutable by Adam S. Thomas

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About the Author: Adam is in Amy and Jameka’s poetry class. He is a quiet soul, and enjoys experimenting with forms of poetry. He is funny and insightful, and his unique perspective and style shines in this poem.


Poetry Post #19: Society’s View

Society’s View by Troy

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About the Author: Troy has a dry humor and contributes a lot of positive energy to the class Amy and Jameka have taught. He has a firm grasp of poetry, and also a daughter he loves. What better poem to start of Black History Month with?


Poetry Post #18: Education

Education by Troy Ramsey


About the poem: The use of the number “2” instead of the word is an interesting stylistic and thematic choice.  It reminiscent of phrases like, “2 kool 4 skool” and what is considered “uneducated”, making you take a step back and reevaluate your view of education.


Poetry Post #13: When Angels Dare

When Angels Dare by R. Miranda

About the author: R. Miranda has been featured in the second poem, “Seesaw.” In person, he is a large, barrel chested man who beat Danny Trejo during a bench pressing contest. His introspective poems about prison life were brought to life when he performed this poem for the Prisoner’s Poetry group at the Oregon State Penitentiary Poetry Slam night.


Poetry Post #12: Change Your Ways

Change Your Ways by Jacob Greenlee


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About the Author: Jacob “Creeper” Greenlee has been a part of Prisoner’s Poetry since the start. He has truly embraced poetry as an art form of self expression. He has been featured in Willamette University’s Prisoner’s Poetry video. Currently, he is a continuing student and hopes to incorporate poetry in his life after his time in the Oregon State Penitentiary.