Poets Rally for Iranian Colleagues
We the undersigned poets join with PEN American Center to appeal for the immediate nullification of the sentences given to poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi. More
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A woman in France is to be tried on charges of insulting President Macron after describing him as 'filth' in a Facebook post.
"I asked the (police) if it was a joke, I had never been arrested," she said. "I am not public enemy number one." https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230329-french-woman-faces-trial-for-insulting-macron-on-facebook #FreeSpeech
In her debut collection My Dear Comrades, Sunu Chandy (@sunuchandy) draws from her many disciplines—#poetry, #law, #activism—to invite the reader into a space that resists boundaries while living among them.
Learn more in her new #PENTen interview: https://pen.org/the-pen-ten-an-interview-with-sunu-chandy/