Two Poems by Ben Mirov

Master of fine art? More like paper / airplane disaster factory. // Gerard Manley Hopkins? / More like a clod of Earth flung skyward / towards God's stupid face. More

Four Last Songs

I’d forgotten to pay attention for years / To a song I heard for the first time // At the end of a recent memorial, / An actual song… More

Copenhagen Airport

Once a week, the PEN Poetry Series publishes work by emerging and established writers from coast to coast. This installment, selected by Ben Mirov, features poetry by Jason Bredle,… More

Three Lullabies

Dear Frank. I am writing you a letter with nowhere to send it. We’ve taken a room in San Felipe, on the Calle de los Claveles. Separating the bedrooms… More

Trajectory

The bullet, spinning / to maintain a shallow arc, / carves a hot thread / through the wind / until it breaks one hair / and the deer’s neck… More

On left: Headshots of Nikole Hannah-Jones, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Imbolo Mbue, and Maria Hinojosa. On right: “Power to the People” and list of participant names on top of assorted colorful shapes

TONIGHT: Join us for opening night of the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival!

Featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Imbolo Mbu, and Maria Hinojosa, this conversation confronts questions of how to reconcile our collective pasts, challenging and reframing contested histories underlying today’s inequities.

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