Manifesto: 1965

The African image is not then an image by equation but an image by analogy, a surrealist image. Africans do not like straight lines and false mots justes. Two… More

Manifesto: 1942

Because we hate you, you and your reasonableness, we stick to our / precocious dementia, our flaming folly, our stubborn cannibalism.... More

Manifesto: 1920s

The ordinary Negroes hadn't heard of the Negro Renaissance. And if they had, it hadn't raised their wages any. More

from “Muse & Drudge,” “Trimmings”

Swan neck, white shoulders, lumps of fat. A woman's face/above it all. Unriddled sphinx 'without secrets.' Alabaster/bust, paled into significance. Clothes opening, revealing/dress, as French comes into English. Suggestively,… More

From Alan’s War

This excerpt from Alan’s War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope by Emmanuel Guibert appears in PEN America 11: Make Believe. More

The Living Room

“The Living Room” is excerpted from A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached and translated by Edward Gauvin. It appears in PEN America 12: Correspondences. More

One Way to Disappear

“One Way to Disappear” first appeared as “Dorado Park” in Nine Ways to Disappear. It appears in PEN America 13: Lovers. More

Hell

"Hell," a graphic story by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, appears in PEN America 10: Fear Itself. More

Mehdi’s Gone

Mehdi’s Gone is part of Zahra’s Paradise, a story set in the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 elections. First Second Books is publishing it online in Farsi, Arabic, English, French,… More