Jennifer Sapio

Jennifer Sapio is a teacher, writer, activist, and mother, who lives in Austin, Texas with her family and two children. Dr. Sapio earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas. Jennifer is currently completing her second manuscript, a memoir called Revise and Resubmit. One of her recent works of poetry, “Parent-teacher conference,” was published by Sonder Midwest in April 2019.

What I Learned Teaching Literature Inside

It is the opposite of ironic to teach Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment inside the Travis County Correctional Complex. It is apropos, apt, appropriate. Perhaps too on the nose. TCCC houses pre-trial and county inmates in a 130-acre facility just east of the Austin-Bergstrom Airport. Pay attention during take off and landing next time you fly into town for SXSW or ACL, and you’ll be able to see the barbed wire.
Creative Nonfiction
Issue 27