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PEN America produces a breadth of interviews, poetry, graphic narratives, essays, translation, and book excerpts through its online series, literary awards, Prison Writing Program, World Voices Festival, and other events throughout the year. 

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Nin

These days, looking out at the bleached billboards, / or the rows of jacarandas lining the street, // I hardly have cause to remember. / Charred cars in Venezuela… More

Two Poems by Callie Garnett

This week in the PEN Poetry Series, PEN America features two poems by Callie Garnett.  Serial Mom If obsession arrests you in time Consider me ten, when I turned to mom &… More