Works of Justice

Works of Justice

Works of Justice is an online series that features content connected to the PEN America Prison and Justice Writing Program. More

The PEN Ten with Mychal Denzel Smith

What we are compelled to believe is based on our relationship to power…my work navigates truth by understanding it as a struggle to reshape power. More

Day & Night For It

They brandished torches—the tiki kind you can buy at any big-box store for backyard barbecue—the kind that hold a well of flammable oil. They shouted… More

Lara Croft Was My Family

I often think about how, as a family, we watched dad play every Tomb Raider game? That was fun wasn't it?? "Please save after this please save please..." More

The PEN Ten with Kamilah Aisha Moon

Facts seem immutable, but they are used to construct reality and serve experience, which varies so widely and seems inextricably tied to what one believes. More

The PEN Ten with Carmen Maria Machado

Government censorship is never acceptable. Private organizations have the right to dictate what sorts of ideas they want to host or sponsor, and should be held accountable for those… More