In her free time, my friend Gil runs an online literary magazine called Featuring America that publishes works from emerging writers. I've found some great stuff on the site so I wanted to recommend it to you. My favorites of the current issue were Rehabilitation and Revenge. Both works focus on loss related to crime. Rehabilitation is a poem written by Mrs. Boxer about her slide beginning with abuse, going through drugs and crime and into a choice: Death or Recovery. It's written by an inmate that Gil tutors as part of her full-time job running an adult literacy
group. It's touching and I found the presentation in the form of a scanned piece of notebook paper even more impactful.
Revenge is by Mark Spinrad and explores the relationship between a mother and her son's killer. It's powerful and I highly reccomend it too.
Great job Gil!