The PEN Pod: Writing, Healing, and Redemption with Natashia Deón
“We’re extremely happy for Danny Fenster. . . but I think the real question is, do we see any loosening vis-à-vis the free expression of Myanmar’s own reporters and… More
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"Many Republican candidates are showing that they don't want–or need–to get their messages out via legacy media outlets. That can reduce the scrutiny they face while running for public office, hampering voters' ability to make informed choices," @titonka https://www.npr.org/2022/08/07/1115949410/republicans-have-long-feuded-with-the-mainstream-media-now-many-are-shutting-the
"Jamestown, Michigan voters opted last Tuesday to defund their library rather than tolerate books by or about #LGBTQ people—not even if the books are in the adult section of the library with a jacket cover 'warning,' not even if the books... have to be requested from a librarian"
“When we write to a prompt—whether it's answering a given question or writing under the constraints of a proposed structure—an alchemy takes place. A prompt bears an invocation to discover the position, flavor, and desire of our response.” Anjali Emsellem. https://www.poetryproject.org/publications/newsletter/269-summer-2022/poems-from-i-am-climbing-the-stairs-that-i-create-with-these-words-all-the-way-to-the-top