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Saw Wai | Status: On Trial | Myanmar

Saw Wai is a Burmese poet and performance artist well known for his romantic poetry. Before his arrest, Saw Wai headed the White Rainbow poetry recital group, an organization… More

Zarganar | Status: Detained | Myanmar

Maung Thura (“Zarganar”) is a poet, opposition activist, and leading comedian in Burma. He began a career in political activism through comedy while completing his undergraduate degree. As a… More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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