Mapping Metaphors to Fight Surveillance

Over 62 days, PEN analyzed the use of metaphors in surveillance news coverage. We found that there is rich thematic diversity in the types of metaphors that are used,… More

#NSFW: Poetry and Porn

"This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content." Is poetry reserved for a better sort of people? More

Favorite Books of 2013 | New York Times

The New York Times assembled a list of 2013's 10 best books, a combination of both fiction and non-fiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book… More

The Gift of Stock

Why make a gift of stock? If you itemize your tax returns, gifts of securities entitle you to a federal income tax charitable deduction. In the case of appreciated securities,… More

Grants / Awards / Residencies

Prizes & Awards Academy of American Poets, The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award offers $1,000 to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry… More

2012 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry

Winner The winner of the 2012 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry is Toi Derricotte. The PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, established by a bequest from Hunce Voelcker, this award is given to a… More

Broke on Ice

Broke Bop Boogie These shoes were made for walkin’ Not talkin’ I put so much mileage on these here dogs Their tongues no longer pant in anticipation Of unknown journeys, but lie in exasperation As… More