Last Night in San Pedro de Macorís

There’s only one ride left to the capital. One bar of soap left, one towel. That’s how fiction comes to life, you unlucky fucker. Why tell the truth? More

Writing in Another Language

As unrest continues in Turkey, we revisit Elif Shafak’s thoughts on her experience of transitioning to English from her native tongue and rediscovering the richness of an extinct Turkish… More

Money and Translation

Is there anything we can do, as writers and translators, to break the causal chain of financial influence in the U.S. reception and publication of foreign literature? More

Six Poems by Fred Moten

his hair was like furry lining brushed and see-through and he was pale, his pinkness had a descent in it, like he had warmed down More

Obsession: Naomi Wolf on Truth

Feminist author and provocateur Naomi Wolf, whose most recent book, Vagina: A New Biography, rocked the 2012 bestseller lists, turns her attention toward the topic of truth. Joined onstage… More

from MW: A Field Guide to the Midwest

What my parents were most silent about was what they hated more than anything. They were professionals afterall, and to be professional means keeping one’s mouth shut. When my… More

Joshua Edwards Reads “Red Storm Days”

Joshua Edwards stopped by the PEN America offices to record an excerpt, entitled "Red Storm Days," from his poem "Agonistes." Complete with hustling, bustling PEN America offices noises. More

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