* Note that the playback function may entail lengthy delays where the writer cogitated. We do try to jump to the point at which composing began, but there is the occasional writer who types a letter and then stops for five minutes. Hang in there.

Carol Muske-Dukes

We asked Carol Muske-Dukes to write on the following:

Found at an ATM in Athens, Georgia. Courtesy of Found Magazine.

QuickMuse recommends:

Pre-order at Amazon.com

"Effortlessly, the narrator's story here becomes one with the stories of the women in prison. Rarely do we encounter a perspective clear as glass through which the characters look back at the narrator without mirror or microscope, false hierarchy or romanticizing. Brava!"

-- Toni Morrison