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.
from The Essential Yosano Akiko: The Ripening Years
Hello my happiness— / the words said themselves / when we met / that second time, the time / I was ready to die for More
Writing from Within: On the 2018 PEN Prison Writing Contest
How do we respect the gravity of the stories we receive? How do we support the voices of those vanished from our society through incarceration? More