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SHORTLISTED: The 2014 PEN Literary Awards

PEN American Center | Posted 06.20.2014 | Books
PEN American Center

Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.

After the Marathon Bombings: A Firsthand Account

Tara Skurtu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime
Tara Skurtu

The thing that struck me was the number of spectators who returned to the scene, and I keep hearing about more. That man in the cowboy hat, pinching off someone's exposed artery with his bare hands. The woman who ran back to the site to cradle a child.

Getting Lost

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Hayden Bixby

My getting lost is predictable enough now that my children advise their friends to expect delays, even when I've got the printout from Google maps in hand and a GPS app or two at the ready on my iPhone for backup.

U.S. Poet Laureate Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the countr...

Narrative Magazine Friday Feature: U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Shares A Poem

Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: W. S. Merwin, Poet Laureate of the United States, has been writing his widely read poems for five decades. Throughout his poetry r...

A Sea of Deceit and Capitulation

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

I'm taking a moment to bring you a statement of urgent import from an environmental activist, protector of international ocean wildlife - who is maki...

Poetry Best Sellers Of 2009

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Every week, the Poetry Foundation compiles information from Nielsen Bookscan and puts together lists of the best selling books of poetry. Here are 2009's best selling books of contemporary poetry:

Off To Cover The Obama Grassroots: I Was Not Going To Be Long

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

In one way or another, every reporter who like me has been committed to writing about this election--as if our very lives depended upon it--is experiencing dislocation. Where are we now?