The 25th Hour, by Christopher Donaldson, Jr.

With one out of 100 people incarcerated in the United States, it is likely that many of us on the outside are connected in some way to those imprisoned. The 25th Hour builds on that connectedness in sharing the poetry of a young incarcerated black male who beckons readers of his poetry to recognize the human connection between us all, thus the need for those on the outside to work for greater justice for those on the inside.

“The opening was so painfully and brutally true and hit to the core, and reading the author’s poetry really sits on me heavy.”

Konami Chisolm, WASC Senior College and University Commission. Karen B. McLean Dade is the Associate Dean for Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University. She received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1994 with a specialization in Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform.