“I write early in the morning, before the noise and chaos of prison begin, inspired by the bleating of seagulls and a strong cup of coffee. During my nine years at Attica, I’ve embraced changes in thinking. My attitudes, beliefs, goals and hopes have evolved. Education has been a large part of my transformation. I hope that the learning process never ends.”
Read contributions by Dean here.
Also, please explore some of Dean’s previously published works:
“Adivina,” The Minnesota Review, no. 70, Spring 2008.
“Kismet,” Stone Canoe, no. 3, Spring 2009.
“The Phoenix,” The Hard Journey Home, Resilience Media, 2010.
“Insanatorium,” DescantI, Fall 2011.
“The Big Lacuna,” Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, vol. 22, no 1, July 2013.
“Life Inside,” The G&L Review Worldwide, March/April 2013.
“Impermanence,” Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America (edited by Doran Lason). Michigan University Press, 2014.
“Insanatorium,” Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America (edited by Doran Lason). Michigan University Press, 2014.
“Reparative Therapy,’ Confrontation, no 115, Spring 2014.
“I Shout, Ergo, I Be,” Tikkun (forthcoming)