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Round One

"When you're on the precarious road of life, whether you're in the free world or in prison, you pick up real friends along the way and discard the rest." More

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My Co-Worker

"My co-worker makes parole. / No goodbyes. Just disappears one day." More

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Young Girl Twenty

"The type of chick that young thugs’ll wait on, / and older catz lose they weight on / Modestly fly, sour chicks couldn’t play Dawn" More

Ravenous

"I always run toward the sound of shouting, metal crunching / and glass shattering" More

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Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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