THESE BARS: AN ANTHOLOGY, $?, 8½” x 11”, printed, 57 pgs.

Sep 20, 2017

This anthology of poetry and art comes from students who attend College Bridge Academy Watts. Now on its sixth year, the collection features poetry, narratives, and art, all from students who in some way or another have experienced assault, racial profiling, have been in the foster care system, or have experienced gang violence or drug addiction in their community. The poems were touching and heartbreaking in some, uplifting through struggle and oppression in others, and all spoke through a voice much older than their years. I truly enjoyed reading through all their poems. Art can be a very important part of healing and I hope that this program continues on for many years. –Tricia Ramos (These Bars: An Anthology, [email protected])