FalangeOur arrival is gradual, discreet,but we’re certain, as certainas six and seven make thirteen.The hour doubles itself, heightensas we drive past, ever smugand rounding up silences.We’re severe, as completeas…More
LullabyNight after night, exhausted,digesting the day, past wordsand this side of sleep, we lie simplified,stripped of past lives and projects,weary of voices and verticals,relieved to be only bodies side…More
Trompe l'oeilAll the failures of an existence,when meticulously compiled,and given a certain coherence,resemble a sort of pyramid—monumental—though truncated,maybe—when seen from a distanceat the precise moment the fadingsun reaches it,…More
Prior EveningDeath waits in the insignificance of a plum tart.In the remote darkness of the fridge,it slumbers lightly, immersed in custard.The hour is sluggish. The house sleeps unabridged.All night…More
AcrobatBetween word and thinga leap over nothing.Around the wordthe myriad layers of dreams.An onion. An atom.A ravenous onion.Between one layer and anothernothing.The layers leap over the void,take the hollows by…More
ICYMI: BBC journalist @SarahRainsford discussed her abrupt expulsion from Russia, what it means for free expression, and the limits of press freedom in today's Russia on #thePENpod. LISTEN 🎧 : https://bit.ly/3ki6jPO.
Calling all YA fans! During Banned Books Week (9/30), PEN America is hosting a virtual conversation to address how we can work to protect our youth from the threats to free expression with award winning author @jewell_p_rhodes and YA author @KMcWilliams17. https://bit.ly/3hSSPbG