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The power of words 

"Every few months for twelve years, I have visited a Massachusetts prison to teach creative writing to a group of locked-up men.... It is not my job to unravel the skein of their guilt, to judge or absolve. I am here as a witness. I am here in the name of story and its power to transform."  

— from  "Visible Men," essay by MIT Professor of Writing Helen Elaine Lee