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Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs

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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The Little Syrian Girl

"As we held hands to school, I asked her again— / my mouth, a broken faucet. She held frozen. Always / did when I brought up Baba, or Syria,… More

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Points of Entry: Writers on the Border

Writers reflect on the current crisis surrounding the treatment of immigrants, asylum seekers, and those living in the United States without documentation. More