I came in contact with Spoon Jackson in 2000 through the Swedish theater director Jan Jönsson who had worked with Spoon on a production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at San Quentin in 1988.When I heard Spoon's poems I thought: this is exactly how important poetry, music or art can be. A mental strategy for survival under extreme circumstances, something that corresponded well with my own experiences.

In 2003 I made the short film "Three Poems by Spoon Jackson" and started working on “At Night I Fly.”

Michel Wenzer