George Wilkerson


George Wilkerson is an award-winning writer, artist and poet currently incarcerated on North Carolina’s Death Row. In 2018 he won a PEN award for his essay LimpGreyFur, was a finalist for the Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest, and won a Gold Award in the “Capitalizing on Justice” Art Competition. In addition to being editor for Compassion, a newsletter for people on Death Row, his work has appeared in multiple philanthropic platforms and exhibitions, including Hidden Voices, The Upper RoomThe Marshall ProjectWindows on Death Row, the Corrections Accountability Project, and LifeLines Collective. In 2019 he was a finalist for an Ellie award.

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