PEN America Blog
"Storytellers and artists serve as funhouse mirrors that show us versions of ourselves and the world, not as they are but as they could be. We point the way with whatever tools we have at our disposal to that place, as either invitation or warning or dream."
Tearfully, we bid farewell to poetry series guest editors Robert Fernandez, Heather Christle, and Cathy Park Hong, who have worked tirelessly over the past year to feature work from some of the most thrilling poets writing today.
During the inaugural workshop in PEN’s new Workshop Series we were joined by publicists Katie Freeman, Lisa Vanterpool, and Lauren Cerand, who spoke about how to work with an in-house or independent publicist, effectively utilize social media to promote your work, and more.
Not too many jokes, and even worse, / the ones that do come up won’t be so funny, more like / saltines, welcome when there’s nothing else around. / When it’s over, you won’t be any richer. / The English language will endure this poem. / Enough with the disclaimers. Click.