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.
PEN Out Loud Talks: Saidiya Hartman and Leslie Jamison
"I do believe that books can change the world, or at least, how we inhabit it." More
The PEN Ten: An Interview with Aleksandra Lun, translated by Elizabeth Bryer
"I think we need them to see our own stories reflected—all of us, even if we don’t know it, are telling a story with our own lives." More