PEN Poetry Series

Once a week, the PEN Poetry Series publishes work by emerging and established writers from coast to coast. The series is edited by Danniel Schoonebeek, along with a rotating group of guest editors. Subscribe to the PEN Poetry Series mailing list and have poems delivered to your email as soon as they’re published. Submissions are currently closed, but please feel free to familiarize yourself with our submission guidelines. Due to the extremely high volume of submissions we receive for the series, we are unable to respond to each individual submission, though you are welcome to follow up with us at [email protected] about your submission. 

Heel of My Hand

You are / to me / a big ‘how’ / (like no one / —they say— / asks a billionaire / why they made / 2 billion dollars /… More

from The Lake

An attempt was made. I told S that we are not / the sum total of our mistakes. I said it / as I believe I am the sum… More

conversations from empire

Now, I have always loved the sea. I save whom I can. A baby be damned without a mother. A mother be damned without her child. A man be… More

Etymology

A / saboteur is someone who drags / their feet / The word is taken from the late / eighteen hundreds, from the French / slang sabot for someone… More

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