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A Practice of Momentum

“If I might make a gift of words in this moment, it is to remind myself that I will not be alone on the other side of this vote—we… More

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Just Press Play with Natalie Diaz

2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Natalie Diaz, author of the poetry collections When My Brother Was an Aztec and most recently, Postcolonial Love Poem, shares a playlist inviting us into her… More

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Madness and Mania: A Reading List

PEN America and Strand Book Store present a reading list on "Madness and Mania" in celebration of tonight's PEN Out Loud event featuring an intimate poetry reading with sam… More

The Book Report: Jeff Shotts

"Contemporary American poetry is experiencing an extraordinary wave of first books that are expanding our conceptions of what poetry is and what it means to be human." More

The PEN Ten with Carol Edgarian

"I guess you could say that today our job is to work against the collective numbness. To act as the opposing force. Where there’s shadow, bring a lantern." More

The PEN Ten with Janet Peery

I would caution us to refrain from spending too much time in articulating [writers'] collective purpose for fear of leaching the blood out of the “uncontrollable mystery on the… More

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