Nicole Richardson – Poet at the International Prisoners Family Conference and Beyond!
The 10th annual InterNational Prisoners Family Conference was held October 10-12 in Dallas, Texas. One of the bright lights in the conference were readings from the poetry of Nicole Richardson. Her writings are compelling and draw you in and you’ll want to hear more!
Through her poetry, she captures the thoughts and feelings of what someone on the outside goes through while their loved one is incarcerated. She writes about the pain of having her husband taken into the prison system while raising a daughter on the outside. Anyone who has gone through the trauma of losing a loved one to the prison system can relate to and appreciate the thoughts that Nicole can so eloquently put into her poetry.
This is one audio that everyone needs to listen to whether you have a loved one in the prison system or you wonder what it’s like to have a loved one incarcerated. Listen to her recite “I am 1 in four” and “They Took Him Away This Morning”:
You can find more beautiful poetry from Nicole in her book:
Broken Silence: The Inner Thoughts and Struggles of a Prison Wife
You can read more about the conference here.