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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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Goshogaoka

This week in the PEN Poetry Series, PEN America features a poem by Christine Larusso, whose debut collection, There Will Be No More Daughters, is out now from Northwestern University… More

Elegy

I told my therapist that gayness // has always been more aesthetic for me / than sexual. I’d rather have the magazine // than the man in the magazine.… More

from People Finder, Buffalo

Officers Parisi & McAlister write a false report at the station. / Officer Tedesco files a false report in hell. / Narcotics detective Joseph Cook, during a drunk /… More