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Caits Meissner

Caits Meissner is the Director of Prison and Justice Writing at PEN America. She is also the author and illustrator of hybrid poetry book Let It Die Hungry (The Operating System, 2016). A multidisciplinary creator, Meissner's written and visual work has been published in venues including The Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, Medium's Human Parts, The Literary Review, Narrative, Adroit, Drunken Boat, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, [Pank], The Journal and The Offing, among others.

Books

  • The Sentences That Create Us

    The Sentences That Create Us provides a roadmap for incarcerated people and their allies to have a thriving writing life behind bars—and through walls—drawing on the unique insights of over 50 justice-involved contributors and their allies to offer advice, inspiration and resources.