Beyond Words is a debut collection of poems by Jason N Smith from before, during and after time within the justice system. The book contains both spoken word and page poetry about life inside prison, life experiences and life overstandings.
“Jason Smith understands that there is an escape tunnel in every blank piece of paper, and he leads the listener and reader carefully through it to freedom. Poetry is justice returned to those who have had their words stolen. Read this book, and understand the journey of one human to free himself.” – Joelle Taylor.
“This book holds between its covers rebuilt pieces of Jason; rearranged, reorganised, redesigned and returned. Reborn.” – Charlotte Weinberg, Executive Director, Safeground.org.uk.
“Words ‘dance exuberant’ across the pages of Jason Nicholas Smith’s poetry. Here poems of despair and incarceration rub shoulders with much more hopeful work. Performancy rhythms abound.” – Emma Purshouse, writer and performance poet.