2022 PEN World Voices Festival Will Bring International Writers and Thinkers to NYC May 11-14 For a Unique Intellectual Assemblage Amid Conflict
As powers across the world ride roughshod over facts in order to legitimize aggression and work their international will, PEN World Voices will aim to elevate truth and narrative… More
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“When we write to a prompt—whether it's answering a given question or writing under the constraints of a proposed structure—an alchemy takes place. A prompt bears an invocation to discover the position, flavor, and desire of our response.” Anjali Emsellem. https://www.poetryproject.org/publications/newsletter/269-summer-2022/poems-from-i-am-climbing-the-stairs-that-i-create-with-these-words-all-the-way-to-the-top