We want to congratulate Arthur for winning a PEN award for his essay, “The Yard.” The award ceremony is November 28th at The Greene Space in New York. You can read the essay here.

Prison Writing Award Winners: 2015-2016 | PEN America

Every year hundreds of inmates from around the country submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic works to PEN’s Prison Writing Contest, one of the few outlets of free expression for the country’s incarcerated population. Manuscripts come to the Prison Writing Program in a variety of forms: some are handwritten, some are typed, some are written in the margins of legal documents.