writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders

ACT11 Good Morning Poetry
23-26 August 2013
Dendermonde prison, BE
artists: Pietro Tartamella and Diederik De Beir

Two writers, some enthusiastic inmates, poetry, speakers and a daily walk. The combination of these ingredients were the germ of a vibrant initiative.

Every Friday morning, during the daily walk, inmates read some personal poetry and texts aloud through a microphone with speakers. It initially started as a short-term project by tutors and poets Diederik and Pietro, but for some time it continued to happen on a regular weekly basis. ‘Good Morning Poetry’ has the potential of becoming a recurrent activity in the prison.