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On Faith & Reason

Nothing that happens in my country matters In the large scheme of things But when I am there Breathing the dusty air of the dry months A cruel April to defy Eliot I know… More

PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Winners

PEN American Center today named Mohammed Benchicou, a newspaper publisher already in prison and facing 50 additional sentences for his newspaper’s independent reporting, and Rakhim Esenov, a novelist, historian,… More

2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award

PEN American Center has named Sibel Edmonds, a translator who was fired from her job at the FBI after complaining of intelligence failures and poor performance in her unit,… More

Russian PEN at risk

PEN American Center is deeply concerned about recent charges brought against Russian PEN that could force the center to close. Russian PEN’s assets have been frozen after allegations that… More

Faith & Reason

Here & ElsewhereI cannot write I cannot writewhen I want to, when I need to.I mean I cannot writewhat must be writtenwhat demands to be written.Every morning I ask… More