This provocative debut from National Poetry Slam Champion Carlos Contreras is in two parts: one, a monologue-style musing on working in a correction facility told from an insider/outsider perspective; and two, an homage to veterans of other kinds of war who must learn to live inside and outside the prisons of the mind and body.
“Time Served is poetic proof of Carlos Contreras’ personal and literary commitment to serve as a respectful and honest witness to painful struggles, dark corners, unexpected art, and honest humanity that exist in and outside of correctional facilities; exist in and outside of not-so-perfect, but loving families; and most definitely reside within all human beings."--Shelle Sanchez, Ph.D., State of New Mexico Cultural Affairs
“Time Served is a rich and rigid work cementing Carlos Contreras as a major voice of the American southwest. In these tragic yet lovingly rendered confessions, Contreras examines the physical and emotional prisons forced upon us."--Idris Goodwin, playwright and author of These are the Breaks
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