The PEN Pod: Singing About Dark Times with Carolyn Forché
“People have always turned to poetry in moments of extremity, because poetry arises—it’s deeply sourced, it’s memorable, it’s musical, and it offers us awareness.” More
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Florida teachers face increased censorship after "legislation like #DontSayGay and #StopWOKEAct officially took effect over the summer, placing added pressure... on teachers while censoring conversations surrounding gender, sexuality, and race."
@jonfreadom talks to @alex__mar:
"A shadow lies upon the country we loved so deeply." Written before Friday's attack, but first published today, read @SalmanRushdie's contribution to PEN America's #IndiaAt75 project in The @guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/15/salman-rushdies-grave-fears-for-indian-democracy-published-in-pen-anthology #India #SalmanRushdie
Salman Rushdie shows us that free speech is life itself
Rushdie knows how vital, how serious the business of storytelling is. Yet in my encounters with him he never took himself seriously, writes @EricaWgnr in @NewStatesman #SalmanRushdie #FreedomToWrite https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2022/08/salman-rushdies-books-show-free-speech-life-itself