This group reading features contributors to Strange Fruit: Poems on the Death Penalty (Wildflower Press), an anthology of poetry edited by Sarah Zale and Terry Persun. 'For poets of activism, compassion and empathy for individuals on death row, and for those directly affected by their crimes, is not enough. It is hoped that the emotions evoked by the poems within these pages prompt the reader to self-reflection and action for social change.' —from the Introduction.
The readers include Norma Bishop, Summer Brenner, Sharon Carter, Nancy Fowler, Ed Harkness, Terry Persun, Sally Hedges-Blanquez, Adria Libolt, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Bill Mawhinney, Mark Valentine, Deborah Wiese and poet/cover artist James Murphy. Co-presented with Books To Prisoners.