Paul Auster Reads Liu Xiaobo

"One Letter is Enough," "Longing to Escape," "A Small Rat in Prison," and "Daybreak" are new poems from Liu Xiaobo, who received the 2009 PEN/ Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to… More

Paul Auster on George Oppen

A poet’s work involves passion, fearlessness, and a flash of inspiration. Paul Auster presents on his late friend, the American poet George Oppen at the PEN World Voices Festival.… More

Bravery in Poetry

PEN World Voices Festival teams up with The Poetry Society of America to present this thoughtful, elegantly staged evening of readings and dialogue on the importance of moral courage… More

PEN World Voices Festival Hits NYC Next Week

Though it coincides with “reading week,” the PEN World Voices book festival is next week in the city. Launched in 2005, it carries the kind of establishment that usually… More