Demetrius Buckley

    Demetrius’s work has appeared at, or is forthcoming at, PEN America, Apogee, Marshall Project, RHINO and Michigan Quarterly Review, where he won the 2020 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets. He is the winner of the 2021 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize.

    Portrait by Daniella Toosie-Watson.

    In Maximum Security Prison, the System Works to Deny Us Transfers

    Since 2018, I have been incarcerated in a maximum security unit of Michigan’s Baraga ...