Alan Devenish recently joined the faculty of the Bard Prison Initiative and has previously taught literature and human rights for the college program at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. A faculty member of the original Language & Thinking Program and Associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking, he has led numerous workshops for students and teachers at Bard and at sites nationwide and was the founding director of the Writing and Thinking Workshop for high school students at Lake Forest College. Formerly Professor of English at Westchester Community College, he co-directed the Poets & Writers Series and Human Rights Union, and received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards in Teaching, Scholarship and Creative Activity. His poetry has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. He has a B.A. from Marist College, an M.A. in French Literature and a Ph.D. in English Education from New York University.