Poetry & Prison: Reflections on the YA novel Punching the Air

By Rachel Amaru, Co-founder of Good Trouble For Kids

I am particularly touched by this book because until Covid struck in March 2020, the highlight of my week was teaching a writing workshop at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (DWCF). Poetry in prison showed me the power of art. For the two hours we sat together, the women and I both entered a different…