Paul Auster on George Oppen

A poet’s work involves passion, fearlessness, and a flash of inspiration. Paul Auster presents on his late friend, the American poet George Oppen at the PEN World Voices Festival.… More

Bravery in Poetry

PEN World Voices Festival teams up with The Poetry Society of America to present this thoughtful, elegantly staged evening of readings and dialogue on the importance of moral courage… More

The Flood Notebooks

This is another summer of the VanishingA summer of the country turning from more loss. Switch off the TV, power down the computer, stop the conversation.Everyone is tired of… More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

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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