PEN New England

PEN new england

 

“Literature is the best thing humanity has. Poetry is the heart of literature, the highest concentration of everything that is the best in the world and in man. It is the only true food for your soul.”  
Lyudmila Ulitskaya

 

 

We are a chapter of PEN American Center, part of a global association of writers celebrating literature and defending free expression. We make our home at the MIT School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.

 

Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
About Democracy,
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.

—W. H. AUDEN
 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
PEN/Hemingway  &  PEN/New England Awards 
and  Children's Book Discovery Awards
 


We are the New England chapter of  PEN American Center and part of a worldwide community of writers celebrating literature and defending free expression. We make our home at the MIT School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences