Who Is Entitled to Be Heard?

Some of the most potent threats to free speech these days come not from our government or corporations, but from our citizenry. Pitched battles being waged at Yale and… More

PEN Presses for Visa for Palestinian Poet

Yesterday, we got word through our Translation Committee that Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, whose collection Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me is being released by Yale University Press… More

Pen Makes Appeal to Yale Press

PEN American Center has joined the controversy over a decision by Yale University Press to excise images of Muhammad from one of its new books and urged Yale to… More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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