prison industrial complex explodes by Mercedes Eng

Mercedes Eng is the author of my yt mama, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes, winner of the 2018 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Mercenary English. Her writing has appeared in Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry, Jacket2, Asian American Literary Review, The Capilano Review, the Abolitionist, r/ally (No One is Illegal), and Surveilliance and M’aidez (Press Release).


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