Calendar of Events
Young Iranian Poet Seeks Refuge
Iranian poet and novelist Payam Feili tells PEN he was forced into exile in Turkey last after being held in a shipping container at an unknown location for 44 days.
Call to Action: Ailing Poet Beaten in Prison
According to the poet's son, Aron Atabek has suffered regular beatings on the head and neck during his incarceration in Kazakhstan.
BY Sally Wen Mao
No torsos, no chests, no bellies, just eyes that gazed at her, craved her, carved her into something unnatural, something ugly and immortal. Mailin chased this version of herself in the mirrors....
IRAN: Journalist Marzieh Rasouli Faces Flogging
Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014 after being convicted of "spreading propaganda against the system" and "disturbing public order" and sentenced to two years in prison and 50...
BY Karl Krolow
Mercilessly I’m spared: / others drink the red wine in the cellar. / More and more weightless / my body: the clothes on the pole / are an image of me I agree with. / I’m living too long. That’s...