Michael Fischer

MICHAEL FISCHER was released from state prison in 2015 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees. He now helps edit a bimonthly magazine distributed to federal prisons and is a faculty member of the Odyssey Project, a free college credit program for income-eligible adults. Michael is an Illinois Humanities Envisioning Justice fellow, Luminarts Cultural Foundation fellow, Illinois Arts Council grantee, and a finalist for the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship. His nonfiction appears in the New York Times, Salon, The Sun, Lit Hub, and elsewhere.

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Home Cooking

by Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer risks his life for a bag of pretzels.

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