Birth of a Poet: The Prison Letters of Justin Booth


The thoughtful reader will experience the give-and-take of a poet’s budding into the successful one he is today. Behind bars, his inquiring mind and eagerness to understand the prose and poetry he read and responded to led the fledgling writer to become a prize-winning poet.


This book details the relationship between a poet and the mentor who mailed material along with bits of her own poetry that had influenced him. These letters were written by Justin Booth while he was serving time in the Grimes Unit near Newport, Arkansas, Pulaski County Jail and the
Diagnostic Unit in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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