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Edmund White on Gay Fiction

Once AIDS came along in 1981, gay writers were encouraged to back off from writing sex scenes. We weren’t supposed to awaken any sense of backlash against gays who… More

Zeyar Lynn Reads Two Poems

I have not written my history ... They have written my history, then they have airbrushed me from history. More

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Galway Kinnell: Nuclear Threat and Poetry

Poets, just like everybody else, have suppressed thoughts about this subject. And no wonder, because it is a subject that, the more you think about, the more hopeless you… More

Katherine Dunn Reads from Geek Love

Katherine Dunn reads an excerpt from her novel, Geek Love, at the 1989 PEN America event "Where Rolls the Mighty Oregon: Pacific NW Writers." More

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PEN Congress: Saul Bellow, 1966

An isolated recording of Saul Bellow speaking at the 1966 PEN International Congress addressing a number of topics and tropes. More