SCIONS OF PRISON

Dangerous Whispers from the Dungeons

 

(A forthcoming anthology of Albanian and Romanian prison poets)

The poets were locked away and thus the fields no longer bore fruit.

Contra Naturam, preface to Prison Poems anthology by Zahu Pană, 1982

 

 

I wandered like a wolf/ and remained untamed/ forever wolf,/ never/ learning/ to bark with the dogs.

--Bilal Xhaferri

Resources:

“IN PRISON, POETRY WAS MY PRAYER. I WOULD HAVE NOT SURVIVED WITHOUT IT.”

Interview with DEMOSTENE ANDRONESCU

"HUMANITY SPRINGS INTO EXISTENCE WITH POETRY."

Interview with VISAR ZHITI