Observations From a Penitentiary Window
Darkness melts,then seeps out of the blue-gray sky,while warm beams of lightpour like a heavy rain,a bright waterfall runningdown the leaf-green hillsfilling the river basin.And I’m standing hereon the… More
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PEN America is appalled by Texas bill No. A4736 that seeks to ban public colleges and universities in Texas from admitting students from China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, or any undocumented student. https://news.yahoo.com/texas-bill-proposes-barring-chinese-213459489.html (1/3)
For the launch of The Russian Independent Media Archive—a new project by PEN America and @BardCollege to preserve 23 years of Russian independent media—5 journalists will reflect on their coverage drawing from the archive.
Join us 4/11 @newmarkjschool: https://pen.org/event/i-wish-wed-known-that-leading-journalists-look-back-at-the-russian-story/
"Solitary confinement has more attempted and actual suicides than anywhere else in the criminal legal system. Queer people and those living with mental illness are at higher risk of suicide & self harm. The past seven years, I’ve witnessed seven suicides." https://pen.org/where-it-hurts-book-bans-restrict-healthcare/