By conservative estimates, there are currently enough wrongfully convicted people in prison in the United States to fill a football stadium.
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Shuly Xóchitl Cawood grew up writing stories on her father’s IBM Selectric typewriter. The author of four books, she is originally from Yellow Springs, Ohio, and now lives in Tennessee. Her poem in this issue will appear in her forthcoming poetry collection, Trouble Can Be So Beautiful at the Beginning (Mercer University Press, 2021).