until you make the shore

“Conaway dares us to come close to not only see but also to discover the young women whose freedom to use language defies their incarceration. These are contemporary poems in the finest sense.”

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of Becoming Ebony

“…a brilliant and deeply moving debut. The book’s unflinching gaze ultimately is about mercy and forgiveness.”

Todd Davis, author of Winterkill

Four fictionalized female juveniles represent each of the four levels from a juvenile detention center’s Restorative Justice Model. With this as structure, Until You Make the Shore inhabits the humanity of mind, justice and traumatic childhood as it carves its way through systems and harsh realities to find where empathy shines.