The PEN Ten with Forrest Gander

Is the conscience the soul’s surveillance of the self? When are observations neutral? Does a writer, even without knowing, intend to “use” observations for the benefit of the writing… More

Anne Hollander: 1930-2014

Former PEN American Center President Anne Hollander passed away Sunday at the age of 83. Described by the poet and her lifelong friend Richard Howard as “shamefully literary,” Hollander is celebrated for… More

The PEN Ten with Maud Newton

For me at least, the things that feel most daring to write or to say don't really sound all that earth-shattering to other people. I remember the first time… More