Prisoners enrolled at LCOOCC featured in literary journal

Dec 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

The creative writings of prisoners enrolled in Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC, Hayward, WI) are featured in the fall/winter 2013 issue of the literary journal, The Railway Street Review. The online literary journal showcases writings from tribal college and university students. Mark Anthony Rolo (Bad River Ojibwe) launched the journal while he was teaching at the White Earth Tribal and Community College (Mahnomen, MN) last year.

“I created the review to give our tribal college writers a visible platform because I know from experience that our stories are too often, ignored and excluded from ‘mainstream’ publications,” Rolo said. “And, I also started the review to help validate our students’ creative work. You don’t have to be published in the New Yorker to be a legitimate writer.”

The new issue of the journal features creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual artwork from inmates in two county jails near LCOOCC in northern Wisconsin. Their work can be viewed at: markanthonyrolo.wix.com/railwaystreetreview. The Railway Street Review welcomes submissions for fiction, creative nonfiction, play excerpts, poetry, and any other creative writings from students enrolled in Indian Country’s tribal colleges. For more information, contact editor and publisher, Mark Anthony Rolo, at: mrolo@mail.com.

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