An anthology of writings from the men of RMSI Unit 2 (Tennessee’s Death Row). Order your copy from Amazon here!
This volume features writings from Gary Cone, David Duncan, Abu Ali Abdur Rahman, Donald Middlebrooks, Harold W. Nichols, Derrick Quintero and Akil Jahi. The individual works range from poetry to personal essay to fiction.
The book was borne out of the efforts of a creative writing group that meets weekly on Unit 2, wherein we read, discuss life and try to find meaning in the written word.
A note about the title: taken from the text of a poem written by Akil Jahi, the title is meant to reflect not only the pending death sentence but also the life each of these men has lived on the inside. Most importantly, however, the title So I Can Live is a reflection on the right and the drive for every human person to communicate with others, no matter what his station and no matter what his past crimes. Transformative justice for all.
For more information on this book or on the creative writing group inside RMSI Unit 2, please contact Scott Lyon at w [dot] scott [dot] lyon [at] gmail [dot] com.