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.
“Paint the World with Words”: A PEN Ten Interview with Ibram X. Kendi
"Do not be shy about putting out new ideas, radically different ideas, ideas that turn the world upside down and right side up." More
Works of Justice: A Brief Interview with Poet Edward Ji
"Writing is not 'resistance.' This places counts me eight times a day, but does not know I’m here. Like winter, life does not care if you die. It is… More
The PEN Ten: Jordy Rosenberg on Inspiration, Graphic Novels, and Radical Historians
"The process of translation makes clear that no one language has power over another." More