PEN America publishes original literature through the PEN America Best Debut Stories, the Prison Writing Awards Anthology, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, and the Glossolalia translation trilogy, all available for purchase below.
You can also read original literature from PEN America’s online publications and programs below.
Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs
In addition to its printed publications, PEN America produces of a breadth interviews, poetry, graphic narratives, flash fictions, essays, translation, and book excerpts through its online series, literary awards, prison writing program, World Voices Festival, and other events throughout the year.
Chinese Poet Duo Duo and Artist Ai Weiwei on Tiananmen Square
"After the troops opened fire, everybody started running, but nobody left." More
Allen Ginsberg Sings at the 1986 PEN International Congress
In celebration of Allen Ginsberg's birthday week, here are two recordings featuring Ginsberg from the PEN America Archives. More
Portraying Gay Male Life Today—2017 PEN World Voices Festival
Andrew Solomon, Garth Greenwell, Ali Asgar, and Edouard Louis discuss their take on the post-marriage equality yet homophobic state of the world in a conversation moderated by Tobin Low. More
Comedy Writing in the Age of Trump—2017 PEN World Voices Festival
Members of Samantha Bee's writing team Mathan Erhardt, Ashley Black, and Patrick Cassels discuss comedy writing in the age of Trump. More