Calendar of Events
What Can’t Be Sung: Xiaolu Guo and Nellie McKay in Conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones
Do novelists, poets, and musicians explore culture in different ways? Do the processes of writing music and writing literature speak to each other?
Two Poems by Craig Morgan Teicher
BY Craig Morgan Teicher
I'll want to die first so you / can do this for me, though you'll / want to die first too. It's not / selfish to want to be said goodbye / to. Let's not argue. Let's both die / first together...
Charles Bracelen Flood: 1930-2014
BY Thomas Fleming
PEN remembers former PEN American Center President and distinguished novelist and historian Charles Bracelen Flood, 84, who died on August 15, 2014.
Writer and Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Begins New Hunger Strike
PEN is gravely concerned for the health and well-being of Khawaja, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court in June 2011, along with 13 other activists and human rights...
Foley Murder Highlights Growing Threat
BY Dominic Moran
With the loneliness of what is often a solitary journalistic experience, the constant hustle for contacts, and the moments of real danger, the work of those like Foley, who have provided a window...