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Wesley RobinsonWallstreet Wes Great Minds Think Different
Wallstreet Wes is a poet from Cleveland, Ohio that developed the art while serving 10 years in prison for aggravated robbery. He did poetry to keep afloat his mental health. He eventually became the Poets Laureate of the prison system as he helped other men learn poetry in hopes that they would learn how to be better communicators in place of being violent. Now that he is free he still serves as the Poets Laureate of the prison system with the focus on helping the self esteem of prisoners and also shedding light on Post Incarceration Syndrome.
My focus is the mental health of people who have experienced prison. It is proven that poetry is a grand tool for the issues that comes with being confined. My goal is to empower prison poets and to shed light on the mental health issues that’s being overlooked and under studied.