致遥远的国度

This week in the PEN Poetry Series, PEN America features a poem by David Gorin, translated into Chinese by poet Ye Ling. More

To a Distant Country

By now for all I know / he could be writing a letter to his wife / on a grain of rice. Could be waiting in line / at… More

The Gut

I kissed Dallas for the first time at the top a the rich neighborhood. // This was before the other houses. // You could still look out & see… More

Two Poems by Purvi Shah

The following two poems by Purvi Shah appear in Mythologies, the newest issue of PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers. More

April sauna

we spoke about music and religion and sex and the worst things we’d ever done for money and the best things we’d ever done for free More

Three Poems by Maggie Millner

If I sense something is missing / then I miss it. Those first demented / hours of your absence, // I thought missing seemed a soft / denomination: miss, a word… More

from Positions of the Sun

Misanthropes and philanthropists alike wait for a green light. An old woman fumbles with her coin purse at a supermarket checkout counter. Two students, sheltered from the rain by… More

turn-taking

my parents are to english as they are to the phone when it rings // when we pick up the phone to relatives, they don’t understand our jobs unless… More

Cruise Control

It was all crash and burn. Very gestapo. Very doomsday guru. It was more a moving than a shaking. Life a wispy thing at times amplified by good hair… More