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Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs

PEN America produces a breadth of interviews, poetry, graphic narratives, essays, translation, and book excerpts through its online series, literary awards, Prison Writing Program, World Voices Festival, and other events throughout the year. 

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Eight Dollar Garbage

Though Steve McQueen spends most of The Great Escape / Breaking in a baseball mitt / And I’ll spend most of the next hour / Looking around for someone… More

from Tell Me How It Makes You Feel

Because these are the documents we’re never to destroy. // Because these are the documents we’re never to falsify or duplicate for forgery or for profit’s sake. // Because… More