The PEN Pod: What to Expect in the Final Days Before the Election with Suzanne Nossel
“It’s going to be extremely important for people to remain patient, not to jump the gun or jump to conclusions.” More
The PEN Pod: The Power and Immediacy of Poetry with Kevin Young
“I often say that poems are the best form of transport. They change us, they move us, and they move us across time and space.” More
Before Columbus: Africa in Mexico
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Outstanding piece by @andreacgore, Vacek Chair in pharmacology/professor of psychology at UT-Austin, defending faculty tenure against SB 18. She argues that immunotherapy would not exist if UT-Austin had not given tenure to its discoverer. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/university-texas-andrea-gore-professor-tenure-17816783.php
What does academic freedom mean now, and how might it change?
Here's our whole Future Trends Forum conversation with @ACEducation and @PENamerica researchers:
#RIP John Woods, Masterly Translator of Thomas Mann, Dies at 80
Woods was the recipient of two PEN America Translation awards, in 1981 and 1987