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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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Blind Faith

For this week’s Illustrated PEN Guest Editor Robert Kirby presents "Blind Faith," an original piece by artist November Garcia. More

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Visual Disobedience: A Reading List

In celebration of PEN Out Loud: Visual Disobedience, PEN America and Strand Book Store have developed the following reading list. More

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Postpartum

"How do I explain it? At the time, I was thinking of him. I felt the baby deserved a mother and a father." More

The Triumph of Life

I thought each day / to be the hard and broken prayer of the only / God degenerate enough to mix his hands in the mash / and our… More