BleakHouse Publishing is an independent, not-for-profit press devoted to creative writing, art, and photography on social justice. The press, founded in 2006 by Robert Johnson, a professor of justice, law and criminology at American University, is staffed primarily by American University students and alumni. Our mission is to publish works that shed a humane light on the nether world of penal institutions, as well as other repressive settings, practices, and beliefs.
ROBERT JOHNSON, Editor & Publisher
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO
9/8 Silent, We Sit Released »
by John Corley (Author), Susan Nagelsen (Editor), Charles Huckelbury (Editor)
Drawing on his person experiences in and out of prison, and an uncanny ability to describe the indescribable, John Corley guides the reader on a walking tour of the light and dark sides of the street, accompanied by a demonstrated intimacy with both.
“John Corley’s seminal work Pagan introduces the lyrics of a mean whose words escape the far distance of Angola. With a range of voices and styles, Corley gracefully embraces both themes of despair and lightness, transcending the dark corners of confinement, introducing him squarely into the firmament of poets.”