This installment of the PEN Poetry Series, selected by Ana Božičević and Amy King, features an excerpt from Kim Rosenfield’s Lividity, which was recently published by Les Figues Press. from Lividity In… More
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DeSantis called reports of book bans in #Florida “a hoax in service of trying to pollute and sexualize our children.”
Teachers in fear of felony charges carrying up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine would beg to differ. #FreeTheBooks #Education https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/03/ron-desantis-florida-teachers/
Free expression organization @PENamerica released a letter signed by more than a dozen other civil liberties organizations opposing federal legislation and proposals that seek to impose a wholesale ban on social media platform TikTok in US .
The superintendent says this ban of NINETEEN MINUTES and 13 other books not a ban. Explain to me how permanently REMOVING a book from a library shelf is not a ban? https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1641517467976474641