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Laurie Rachkus Uttich

Laurie Rachkus Uttich is a teacher who sometimes sneaks her dog into the classroom. On Fridays she leads writing workshops in a Florida prison and spends the drive there plotting ways she could get her dog through security. You can follow her on Twitter: @laurieuttich.

— From August 2021
Poetry

It’s Friday Afternoon In The Florida State Penitentiary And The Men Read Poetry

and Ronnie says Robert Hayden got / it right, a whipping be like that — “the face that I no longer / knew or loved” — damn, that’s it, right there and / Ronnie doesn’t blame his mama for beating him so bad, but / maybe she could have kept her pipe in the car and then maybe / he never would have ended up in a foster home

August 2021
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