Prison Radio
  • 65 years old
  • Currently at California State Prison Solano
  • Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Table of Contents

  1. Commentaries
  2. Contact Info
  3. Biography
  4. Resources
  5. Gallery

Commentaries

Spoon Jackson has published 54 commentaries. Latest commentaries:
Title Duration Date
Looking For A Home 04:50 11/02/22
Getting The Word Out 04:29 08/15/22
Haiku and Lockdowns 05:31 06/13/22
Fellowship 02:32 05/17/22
Shakespeare in Prison 04:59 04/01/22
The Rabbits Of Realness Zine 01:23 03/11/22
A Message to KALW, Solano 09:42 03/02/22
Spoon Jackson: Poet Laureate Nominee 01:59 02/11/22
More Rain & Other Poems 02:53 12/20/21
Computer Lady 02:49 12/20/21
In A Heavy Way 00:44 06/16/21
How Did I Sin? 00:47 06/14/21
Longer Ago & Change 01:54 06/07/21
Navigating Freedom 03:29 06/07/21
Look Away 00:56 05/07/21
Turning Point 00:50 05/07/21
Karma Death 01:04 04/23/21
I Knew You 01:21 04/23/21
The Look 02:06 04/14/21
The Banquet 01:13 04/09/21
On Uncuffed 01:45 04/09/21
Keep Your Head To The Sky 04:21 04/02/21
In Solidarity With Asian Americans 01:16 03/29/21
COVID-19 A Love Poem, Karma Death, And Vultures 03:03 03/29/21
A Question 01:03 07/07/19
Paws For Life 2 02:57 06/20/19
Stricken 01:21 06/19/19
Super Mouse 03:58 06/09/19
The Last Letter Writers 02:57 05/15/19
Schools 02:50 05/10/19
Prison Food 02:31 05/06/19
At Night I Fly 02:20 05/06/19
Like a God 02:20 05/06/19
Homestead 01:51 04/28/19
Standing Rock 01:13 04/28/19
One Foot In Darkness 04:21 04/21/19
Heal 01:12 04/21/19
Misdirections 02:09 04/15/19
Sag 01:52 04/15/19
By the Pond For William Stafford 00:50 04/15/19
Callalily for Mary Oliver 01:00 04/15/19
Music Presentation Jail Guitar Doors 02:47 04/14/19
What Does it Say if Dogs Get Better Treatment than Inmates 04:13 04/14/19
Struggle To Be 03:41 04/14/19
Excerpt from “By Heart” 04:45 04/08/19
How Long 01:18 03/31/19
Denied 01:46 03/31/19
In A Heavy Way 00:39 03/31/19
Not A Poet 00:58 03/31/19
No Moon 01:18 03/10/19
Color of Mercy 03:05 03/03/19
Holidays 03:57 03/03/19
Beauty in Cell Bars 01:03 03/03/17
Go On 01:47 03/03/17

Contact Info

Spoon Jackson B92377

California State Prison: Solano,

P. O. Box 4000

Vacaville, CA 95696

Biography

Spoon was sentenced to LWOP (Life Without the Possibility of Parole). He turned his life around in prison through remorse, self-examination, and hard work in numerous rehabilitative programs. He learned to process and express emotions and developed into a mature, empathetic humanitarian with a social conscience. Spoon has a large international audience deeply moved by the wisdom he’s earned during his incarceration. 

He’s had four books published: “By Heart,” a memoir written together with the late Judith Tannenbaum, his former teacher and mentor; “Longer Ago,” a book of poems; and two additional books of poetry published in Germany (one of which was translated into German). He has written hundreds of articles published in numerous magazines; his poetry has been included in several anthologies; and he’s won six writing awards. He’s acted in plays and collaborated with artists. Spoon and his poetry have been featured in four documentaries made by film makers from Sweden, Canada and Germany. He’s had poems turned into songs by Ani DiFranco, a Swedish choral group, as well as others.

Resources

Title Date

No Beauty in Cell Bars

Website

Spoon Jackson keeps writing poetry after 41 years in prison

By Heart

To My Big Sis, Judith Tannenbaum, from Spoon Jackson