PEN America Blog
The PEN Prison Writing Committee, in collaboration with Culture Project, hosted an annual reading to celebrate the 2014 Prison Writing Contest winners.
As a poet, I believe that the act of translation is that of recreation. A translator of poetry can become the unwitting destroyer of poems, or alternately, a creator of new ones.
Next comes the Valley of Love. / Walk here and drown in fire / for in this valley only fire lives. / If you are not a lover of fire, / then leave, / because a true lover / is one with fire, / a true lover ignites, / sizzles and chars like fire.
Cabaret messiah Justin Vivian Bond took the DIY stage by storm on November 3rd, giving a loudly appreciative audience a crash course in writing from the gut.