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Galway Kinnell: Nuclear Threat and Poetry

Poets, just like everybody else, have suppressed thoughts about this subject. And no wonder, because it is a subject that, the more you think about, the more hopeless you… More

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Because They Lack Country

2017 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry winner Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads her poem "Because They Lack Country" at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, with musical accompaniment by Ernesto… More

2015 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony

2017 PEN America Literary Awards Winners

PEN America is thrilled to announce the winners for its 2017 PEN America Literary Awards. This year's awards will confer over $300,000 to writers and translators for their exceptional literary works and careers… More

from Airstrip Falconry

my brother died that day / already at twenty-three / past highway 7 if wishing what / he’d stay for wasn’t me / wasn’t someone else // the smell… More

from Olio

Tyehimba Jess's OLIO is a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. Read an excerpt from the collection. More

from Embraces the carrion

In Istanbul, you say, they took the dogs from the streets / Brought them to islands. / Then they took down the oldest Roma neighborhood to build houses Byzantine… More