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May 2, 2015

"It seems that total exposure is now a form of concealment, especially in regards to women’s sexuality. We can show everything and nothing at once."

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May 2, 2015

A playful one-panel graphic on ruminating by Satoshi Kitamura, a contributor to the latest issue of Monkey Business magazine.

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May 1, 2015

Why are the only people I ever fall in love with the ones who won’t sing me?

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April 30, 2015

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.

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April 30, 2015

This whimsical collection features illustrations inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers, along with thought-provoking prose that ponders the merits of action and slowing down.

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April 30, 2015

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.

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April 29, 2015

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.

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April 28, 2015

"So often we are stuck in contracted stories, or keeping others in manageable narratives. We look, but what are we looking for?"

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April 26, 2015

"Workers writing poems, as Jacques Rancière says in Proletarian Nights, is still a pretty radical idea."

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April 26, 2015

None of us must endorse the contents of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons in order to affirm the principle of free expression for which they stand.

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