The author on her collection of poems, Hungry Ghosts, and “how food can bring together what trauma tears apart.”
To mark International Women’s Day 2023, PEN International features the case of Cuban poet and activist María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez, imprisoned since July 2021 for her criticism of the Cuban government, and for participating in the peaceful protests that saw thousands of Cubans taking to the streets around the country and demanding reforms. Take action today to free María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez.
In “The Ball,” poet Em Dial explores how the mythos of the overtly sexual and desperately self-loathing “quad***n” has been crafted by some of the most atrocious sides of science and history. Throughout this exhibition are poems, self-portraits, and artifacts through which an artist attempts to separate themself, their queerness, and their complex familial history from the disturbing resonance of the American imagination.
Fareh Malik is a spoken word poet from Hamilton, Ontario and the winner of the 2022 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. His new book Streams that Lead Somewhere is available from Mawenzi Press. In its citation the New Voices Award jury praised Malik’s “tenderness and throat-grabbing use of imagery” and his “wide range of voices and tones to convey a nuanced spectrum of emotions and a laser sharp critique of Canada’s blatant and covert systemic racism.”
Meet the Jury for the 2022 New Voices Award PEN Canada is now accepting submissions for the 2022 RBC PEN Canada New Voices Award. The award seeks to encourage new …
Now accepting submissions for the RBC PEN Canada 2022 New Voices Award PEN Canada is now accepting original English language submissions for the RBC PEN Canada 2022 New Voices Award. …
On November 4, 2021 at 7-8 pm EST, PEN Canada invites you to a free online discussion with Jack Mitchell as he discusses his retelling of the Star Wars myth in iambic pentameter — the metre of English epics like Paradise Lost and The Prelude — with the novelist Colin McAdam.
Myanmar: Zarganar’s arrest highlights junta’s efforts to silence critics
Deadline Extended! RBC/PEN Canada 2021 New Voices Award PEN Canada is now accepting English language submissions for the RBC/PEN Canada 2021 New Voices Award. The annual award aims to encourage …
Imprisoned Palestinian poet and visual artist Ashraf Fayadh will receive the PEN Canada One Humanity Award, October 20 at the International Festival of Authors.