In this week's special edition of the Illustrated PEN, we present "The Named and the Nameless," a series of illustrations that accompany winning manuscripts from the 2018 Prison Writing… More
"I caught the elderly lady looking toward the bus stop a few times, probably disappointed at the loss of a customer. Count your blessings lady, I think to myself.… More
"Look at yourself, sitting there with your teeny pop gun, defending your castle against what? Where are the intruders? Remember what they say: the best defense is a good offense, right?" More
"I had never known Vince very well. He was of my father's generation, and during the sixties and seventies that was reason enough for me to maintain a respectful… More
"Didn't anybody understand he was MY dad long before he was anything to them? I admit I was jealous and a little angry. I may even have subconsciously wandered… More
"You / bring out the Glitter Squirrel in me / The reading dreamer / The yearbook’s class clown / The nacho-eating Twin’s fan" More
"I am neurotically productive, reading, studying, writing, exercising – doing something at all times, anything except nothing." More
"Purple mountains rise in the distance, / Disrupted by coils of razor wire / Freedom only time can purchase / Brought here, branded a liar." More
"Like the clouds are killing each other: / Battleships, anvils, Jesus Christ. / Blind with awe, I cannot sleep, / Beholding worlds within worlds, afire." More
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