Prison Diary

How can I communicate what it is like to get arrested when you have one four month old daughter and a second daughter on the way, and then be… More

Peers

I’d fail anyway. We smoke almost every day. I still feel the last time from this afternoon, a little bit. There’s no escape ... I might as well go… More

Of Ash and Bone

Even the legend of the two self-garroters varied according to the storyteller. In some versions the men were star-crossed lovers who died tragically, side by side. In others the… More

Midnight at the Manatee

Thirty-nine inches from tip to tip, / it must have weighed, I bet, almost forty pounds. / You teased me as we passed another angler, offering / to… More

LP’s and Girlz

Oh, SHE was All Too Real my friendz and beloved readerz because I tell you she literally bumped elbows with me as we both hunted for those heavenly 12-inch… More

Money and Translation

Is there anything we can do, as writers and translators, to break the causal chain of financial influence in the U.S. reception and publication of foreign literature? More

South Africa in Two Acts

Working with PEN chapters in South Africa, this panel focuses discussion on literature and accountability in the new South Africa. Does the literary community reflect the country’s demographics? Can… More

Obsession: Naomi Wolf on Truth

Feminist author and provocateur Naomi Wolf, whose most recent book, Vagina: A New Biography, rocked the 2012 bestseller lists, turns her attention toward the topic of truth. Joined onstage… More

Speaking in Languages on the Edge

Speaking in Languages on the Edge showcases performances and readings of Welsh, Mexican indigenous languages, and Native American languages, among others. A rare chance to take in the beautiful… More

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