2011 PEN American Center Prison Writing Awards

The PEN American Center sponsors an annual writing awards contest for prisoners incarcerated in a federal, state, or local institution. This contest includes poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction writing. Thousands of writers from prisons across the country submit, vying to make the short list of winners. In the interest of supporting literary efforts and celebrating those incarcerated writers who have won, here are the 2011 contest winners:

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