||CANDLES BURN IN MEMORY TOWN:
POEMS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE WALL
by Janine Pommy Vega
"Once and for all, Candles Burn in Memeory Town will hopefully shatter all cliches about prison writing. It is impossible not to be struck by the sheer joy, the concern for humans and animals, which all these poets express. The poems themselves are some of the most crafted I've seen published lately. and many of these poets speak with a rare, iconic tone last handled well in the poems of John Beryyman. What is even more important, their experiences and perceptions can now be shared by anyone willing to listem.
- Rochelle Ratner
Publication date: September 1988