Donnie Welch speaks with Carolina Cabrera about the link between poetry and place and community writing at O, Miami.
“Most of my students had kept moments that changed them forever buried deep inside where no one would ever find them if not asked by someone they trusted.”
Nicole Shawan Junior’s essay from PEN America’s The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting a Writer’s Life in Prison describes a writing workshop in which success hinged on a crucial pivot to center storytelling. “Teaching craft was still a goal, but one not nearly as important as hearing their stories. “