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.
“We’re All In the Resistance Now”: A PEN Ten Interview with Jeff Biggers
"I view “resistance” through a fairly broad lens, and ultimately as part of our American credo to fend off attacks on democracy." More
The PEN Ten: An Interview with 2018 Prison Writing Award Winner Matthew Mendoza
"My best writing is about moments of magical awareness. I refused to give voice to the monotony, the bullying and violence that make up prison life." More