Legs parted like a pie
with one slice
eaten inside a la mode thighs
angle over sour sheets.
They are silk. A guitar
sleeps beside her, always, and
I am stoned again, nude,
seated on carpet,
Darkness melts,then seeps out of the blue-gray sky,while warm beams of lightpour like a heavy rain,a bright waterfall runningdown the leaf-green hillsfilling the river basin.And I’m standing hereon the…More
Four a.m. work duty and I beginmy solitary trudge from outer compoundto main building. A shivering guard,chilled in his lonely outpost, strip searchesme until content that my inconsequential nudity.poses…More
CHARACTERSBlackmanStangYabbaOritaLil ManKenyaOld WomanOld ManFADE INExt: African village of Snakira—afternoon Snakira’s lone dusty road is reminiscent of an old western town with an Asian twist. An old man leading a…More
ICYMI: For this week's #PENTen interview, we spoke with award-winning essayist, poet, playwright, and film producer José Vadi (@vadiparty) about navigating truth in writing, how his writing habits have changed over time, and more: https://bit.ly/3o281Hp.
We at ARC, @PenAmerica, @pen_int, & the many organizations involved in his release are overjoyed that Cuban artist & activist Hamlet Lavastida is now out of jail. He has relentlessly put the fight for artistic freedom in Cuba above his own plight. #artisnotacrime #11J #27N #Cuba