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Do I have another charge on earth? // Who else sees these pine limbs downed by lightning / branches quaking in thunder / needles thick on the forest floor?… More

The PEN Ten with Roxane Gay

Do writers have a collective purpose? I'm not sure, but what we do is write the world as we see it. We witness and record and remember and when… More

Giving Thanks for Books

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, we asked PEN staff and interns, "For what book are you most thankful?" Their answers—and reasons them—varied widely to include religious texts, momentos… More

Writing About Children and War

Since children are the most vulnerable citizens of any society, it seems rather obvious that they are the citizens most likely to be negatively affected by war. Until very… More

Tunisia: Blogger Denied Pardon

PEN continues to call for the immediate and unconditional release of blogger Jabeur Mejri, whose seven-and-a-half year sentence for expressing allegedly blasphemous views online was confirmed by the Court… More