Broken Symbolism: Words And Rhyme BY Men Doing Time

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Broken Symbolism Ever wondered what life is really like behind the of bars and razor wire of a maximum-security prison? This book is a rare opportunity to read heartfelt poetry written by men on the inside. Their poems give an insight into their fears and hopes as well as honest accounts of what led them to be in prison.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rob Swales is a humanitarian with a heart for marginalised communities. Since leaving a twenty five year career in mainstream banking in 1996, he has pursued his love of poetry and writing. These pursuits have led him to facilitate creative writing classes in two men's maximum security prisons in Queensland Australia, and to assist students with learning difficulties in Queensland State High Schools. With his wife , he also toured an anti-bullying show called Speak Up (written by Jodie) for Artslink Queensland. More recently he spent two years working at an asylum seeker centre in Lausanne, Switzerland where he established a community access program for the children at the centre with the International School of Lausanne. In addition to The Sweetness of Distortion volume of poetry, he has published a novel titled 'Disappearing Dreams' on Amazon.com. He is currently writing a memoir about his experiences working with asylum seekers in Switzerland.

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 132 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.3in.Broken Symbolism In 2001 Rob Swales received an Australia Council grant to fund the facilitation of Creative Writing Classes for a year at the maximum security, Woodford Correctional Centre, located about an hours drive north of Brisbane in Queensland Australia. . An outcome of that funding was to publish a book of the inmate students and Robs poetry. On May 29th, 2002 a volume of poetry and artwork titled, The Sweetness of Distortion, was launched to the media at The Woodford Correctional Centre. This publication was the end result of a group of transient men of all ages, professions, ethnicity and levels of education, making a decision to spend some of their prison time exploring how they ended up calling a place like Woodford home. In the safety net of the Caged Poets Society, many of the men were individually able to explore ideas, emotions, feelings and philosophies that were previously unknown to them. They decided as a group that the focus of the book should be youth at risk of offending, and that their own experiences be used to assist those at risk in making better choices. In 2002-03 a further year of these workshop groups for these men were approved by Queensland Corrections to again be facilitated by Rob Swales. The groups of men worked hard to produce a second volume of poetry. But due to changes to senior management and policy concerning creative rehabilitation in the prisons department in Queensland, the next second book in the series was never published. That is until now. Broken Symbolism (Enter At Your Own Risk), is an honest snapshot of prison life. The majority of the participants in the program were imprisoned for crimes committed because of their alcoholism or drug addiction. Prison time doesnt cure addiction. It fuels it and feeds it. Putting his observations into vignettes and using the inmates poetry, Swales has welded together words to paint pictures of the monotony and boredom of prison life. Pictures of incarceration, the hows and whys and the feelings squashed deep down and out of site where no one can find them. That was until these men faced up to their fears and began to write poetry. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781493548910

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