PEN America Blog
A long jail term and brutal flogging sentence handed down by Saudi Arabia today to Ashraf Fayadh extends the injustice against the esteemed poet.
As we wrap up an informative week with our visiting delegation of writers from Russia, the Russian writers who remain on PEN's case list serve as a sobering reminder that there is still much work to be done.
PEN’s Writers in the Schools program, a member-led initiative, has been working steadily throughout last semester in schools across New York City, and we are happy to share what our volunteers have been up to.
I have / a lover who has / fallen in love with / an interminable nymph // who keeps him / and his statues / in an underwater cave // I have / brought my beloved / my promising sculptor // to Rome where he does nothing but drink / himself to sleep on a cool stone floor.