August 7, 2015
What a pity that the pastoral interlocutors had apparently never heard of that British wizard of words, named Shakespeare! If they could...
Conversations
July 23, 2015
Quintan Ana Wikswo has carved out a space of artistic living unlike anyone else. Her work bleeds into multiple disciplines, from fiction to...
blog
May 9, 2015
PEN World Voices Festival’s most popular event, the "Translation Slam" took place at the historic Nuyorican Poets Café on May 8th and was...
blog
May 7, 2015
PEN World Voices festival continues this week, focusing on the broad topic of Africa. On May 6, festival organizers invited writers Teju...
blog
May 5, 2015
Despite the awkward statement of over 200 writers protesting PEN’s decision to award the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of...
Poetry
December 1, 2014
Editor's Introduction Nathaniel Farrell’s book-length poem, Newcomer (Ugly Duckling, 2014), from which these excerpts originate, could be...
Reviews
November 18, 2014
The winner of the 2012 Kundiman Prize, Split is Cathy Linh Che’s debut collection of poetry. Split unflinchingly delves into trauma,...
Poetry
October 17, 2014
Editor's Introduction The 17th Century Kabbalist, Nathan of Gaza, speculated that before the world came into being, there were, in the...
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October 14, 2014
If every country needs a poet, then Kosovo’s was Ali Podrimja. The whole country mourned when, on a midsummer’s day two years ago, the...