Nikki Giovanni: Making James Baldwin

"Never refuse to hear the cry of the anguished, or the laughter in the blues." Nikki Giovanni pays tribute to James Baldwin. Listen to this week's #PENpodcast in honor of… More

The Blood of Love

If memory is all that can be kept of the past, how might it be kept alive? And if there is no life we can see beyond this one,… More

Cavafy Before He Was Cavafy

Why do they insist on remembering us as old men? The profile frowning on the plaque or the statue standing regally in the park almost inevitably depict the vanished… More

Cavafy Transformed

Cavafy sometimes rewrote early published poems, and would publish the rewrite, so that we have both versions. The difference between the early work and its later incarnation opens a… More

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