“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
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
“Free expression is its own threat. It was never intended to include most of us. And it certainly wasn’t meant to include merciless Indian savages.” More
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 long days of work and solitude, which are both powerful and frightening, have taken some getting used to. But slowly, routines are forming and work is progressing. More
From Standing Rock to the Niger Delta to Gaza, access to clean, safe water is at the center of conflicts that will shape the world’s future. More
It seems to me that being a public intellectual is crucial these days. Even if it is out fashion, we all have to fight for the freedom of conscience… More
"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
"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
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