Cozine A. Welch, Jr. is a formerly incarcerated poet and educator. His work has been featured in The Michigan Quarterly Review, Plough Quarterly, the Periphery and eleven consecutive volumes of the Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, where he served as Managing Editor. Cozine is also the former co-instructor of the Atonement Project and the Theatre & Incarceration courses at the University of Michigan, classes that focus on restorative justice, reconciliation, atonement, and the role the arts play in healing and rehabilitation. Starting in spring 2020, Cozine has served as the executive director of A Brighter Way, a 501(c) nonprofit that focuses on providing mentorship and wraparound services to those formerly incarcerated in Washtenaw County.
Festival Years: 2018