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Arthur Longworth wins third place PEN America award for his essay, “The Yard”

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.

‘Burn it to the Ground’ Zek reviewed in Souciant

ASU professor, Joe Lockard, makes the case for Zek being a part “of a new wave of American literature.”

‘Burn it to the Ground’

It is well-known that there are currently 2.4 million people in US prisons and jails. What is less-known is that they write and are producing a new wave of American literature.

Arthur Longworth and his novel ‘Zek’ featured in the Marshall Project

Does the First Amendment End at the Prison Gate?

Though he is a prisoner, Arthur Longworth asserts his right to free speech under the First Amendment. Serving life without parole for a murder he committed in 1985, Longworth has continued to publish an array of stories and essays, including two articles for The Marshall Project, from the confines of his cell at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Washington state.

Zek @ the Seattle Public Library

One of our goals as a publisher is to ensure our titles found their way into library systems both for purposes of equity and legitimacy. Equity because anyone with a library card has access. Legitimacy because libraries place a premium on both the cultural relevance, interest and value of the books they acquire. We’re happy to report the Seattle Public Library system will soon offer, Zek: An American Prison Story.

If you’re in the Seattle area, place a hold on a copy at your local branch.

Zek – The Seattle Public Library

Zek An American Prison Story (Book) : Longworth, Arthur : A day in the life of prisoner Jonny Anderson, a young man who has been incarcerated in the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla since he was a teenager.



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