The Breathtaking Ingenuity of Incarcerated Artists

Leslie Jamison

April 3, 2021

When art emerges out of conditions shaped by injustice, inequality, and brutality, we may expect it to be a transparent reflection of its own origins; but, art that emerges from injustice can glance obliquely, using stolen sewing pins & tea-bag curtains to suggest longing & determination—to say, You can’t have all of me.

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