Poetry is the biggest category in the annual Koestler Awards, receiving nearly 1000 entries a year. While art materials can be difficult to get hold of in prison, everyone is entitled to paper and something to write with. Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons – Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 present some of the best poetry from the 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 Koestler Awards with forewords by Benjamin Zephaniah (Vol. 1) and George The Poet (Vol. 2).