PEN America Blog
If there was discomfort among conference organizers or attendees, it wasn’t evident.
I don't know if it was I / or the wind that lifted her forelocks but / what a mess her face was what a / traveling elsewhere / it was not here / I wanted to squeeze her face to make it stay / and maybe I did and maybe I helped her / but it just kept drifting / farther out like barge lights to sea
"One of the most wonderful experiences of being here in this castle, besides watching Lars Lauman’s cigarette smoke snake its silvery way from the tower and ramparts up among the stars at night, is the musical disaster of all the fellows’ languages when we communicate."
We've teamed up with Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, and cartoonist Liza Donnelly to ask the world’s foremost satirical cartoonists to create cartoons about Khadija Ismayilova and her fight for freedom of expression.
CYAB Committee member Meghan Nuttall Sayres on the Turkish calligrapher Ömer Basdag and the ancient art of handwriting.