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Voices from the Row

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Voices from the Row

4th June – 7th July 2018
11am until late

The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

Exhibition Launch
Wednesday 6th June
6:30pm – 9pm

The Poetry Cafe

Panel discussion: Nicola White, Helena Coxshall, Gary Mansfield, Joelle Taylor and Jamal Khan
Friday 6th July
The Poetry Cafe

Voices from the Row, curated by Nicola White, presents a collection of poetry written and read by prisoners incarcerated on death row at San Quentin state prison in the USA. In the words of one of the prisoners, “this exhibition of work shows that poetry and art has the power to not only exist in a place akin to hell, but to thrive there and transcend it by searching and finding beauty within the bowels of pain, desolation and despair.”

As well as poetry, the exhibition will feature artworks and objects created by death row inmates. Art on display will be available for purchase with 20% of proceeds donated to charity and the remained donated to the prisoners to enable them to purchase writing and art materials.

Click here to see the exhibition poster

Read more about the Poetry Cafe here