BY Randa Jarrar
She tells her husband this story. He asks her what she wants him to say. She tells him to say that he is angry that she fucked a Turkish sailor. She tells him to say that he wishes he had fucked...
BY Zeyar Lynn
The severed leg serves as his pillow when he sleeps. / The severed leg is placed on the dining table when he eats. / (Is he married? Let’s say he is.)
Two Poems from Red Doc>
BY Anne Carson
He hadn’t known his / grandmother long or well. / She smelled like Noxzema. / Didn’t like doctors. Believed in herbs and the / Bible. When the apostles / walked down the street / she said their...
Censorship and Power in Iran
As Iran heads towards elections in June, the government is once again engaging in a campaign of arrests, repression and harassment against the media. The evening will explore the political,...
Chinua Achebe Reads from Things Fall Apart
BY PEN America
PEN America joins the literary community in mourning the loss of Chinua Achebe, a major contributor not only to African literature but to world literature as well. Listen to a rare recording of...
If ever there were a textbook case of outrageous government conduct, this is it. Almost any one of these things would be sufficient to warrant dismissal. Cumulatively, it is not even a close call. Mohammad Jawad has been denied justice, due process, and fair treatment for nearly six years. It’s time for that to end. Right here and right now.
When my husband and I started writing young adult novels 20 years ago, I never expected our biggest obstacle to be the Nervous Parent. I think that’s because I grew up in a devout Mormon household where my parents were nervous about what I did or didn’t do, but not at all nervous about what I read. The idea that I could do anything and be anyone started with Heidi, which my mother and I read lying side by side on the floor, reading alternating chapters aloud.