Commentary and Responses

New Poems

Coming Soon

We have arranged for responses to be written by people who share interests in the topic of prison poetry: Dr Jack Mapanje, the Malawian writer and poet who was himself imprisoned from 1987-1991 for indirectly criticising President Hastings Banda; Dr Elodie Duché, a historian researching the experiences of war captivity, and Dr Adam James Smith, a literary scholar interested in political writing and protest poetry.

Wanted: Your Poems and Opinions!

If you too would like to respond to these poems, either creatively or critically, please get in touch by emailing Adam at: