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Poet and prison teacher

Jill McDonough: Poet and prison teacher

For 13 years Boston poet Jill McDonough taught in Boston University’s prison education program, where the Pushcart Prize-winner developed a renewed appreciation for the value of a book. The prisoners were only allowed 10 in their cell. McDonough’s first collection, “Habeas Corpus,” was inspired by the history of executions and her most recent work, “Where You Live,” by the history of medicine.

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