PEN America Blog
Singer-songwriter, author, social media goddess Amanda Palmer performs her song "Gaga, Palmer, Madonna; A Polemic" as part of the PEN DIY series.
As the new PEN president, Solomon takes over from journalist and award-winning non-fiction writer Peter Godwin, who led the Board during a three-year period of organizational expansion.
Rock-star, author, and crowd-funding pioneer Amanda Palmer put her own spin on our PEN DIY series, delivering advice on how to write a book, a song, a blog, a tweet, and how to deal with haters. She also used social media to crowd source questions.
In the introduction to Can Asians Think?, Kishore Mahbubani expressed his disappointment that the book had not triggered the debate he felt was much needed.
Everything in and of war in war. / Every flight and branch and wing, / A body of war: a woman brushing a boy’s hair— / War—the wild turkey napping in the shade— / War—In what shall we trust? What will resist / Even this declaration of war? Certainly not the houses / Or the crow obliterated against the window.