Immutable by Adam S. Thomas
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.
R.A.W Knowledge 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 and other topics shine, whether spoken aloud or read on the page.
“Education” by Alejandro De Jesus
Is to express the manners
As your vocabulary guide
Regardless of using a dictionary
We took him in as an imaginary dream;
I’m not an architect, nor any
Painter. I take a mastery;
But not philosophy, I go to a neighborhood and is of every day. Share words
That guides me day by day;
I’m locked up, but I think it was not my day
I believe I did not do my homework as any
Other day, but I’ve been coming to a school that did not know or yet
I never thought I would be there.
Hard materials are repeated every day
Just as students change
That day, I’m taking classes at a large battalion, army man I’m not
But my greeting goes to the heart
My words are war, my
My language is Spanish
About the Author: He’s been with us from the beginning, and began as a shy student. Now, he is an engaged, funny and constant contributor the the Spanish speaking counterpart of Rei’s class!
Education by Jeff Holloway
About the Author: Jeff Holloway is a new student to Prisoner’s Poetry. He has been interested in poetry since he began writing a year ago. As a poet, he has mainly concentrated in free verse poems, but he has shown interest in expanding his understanding by being an active student when learning about more structured poetry.
About the Poem: This it the first in a series of free verse poems with education as the main theme that were written only a few weeks ago! Holloway’s use of rhyme shows his understanding of rhythm and flow.
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.