NOW that I've freed up the blog,
I'm moving ahead with the protest. The statement I've posted speaks for itself-- but I'll be adding further arguments.
PEN American Center is a key piece of the U.S. literary establishment. We're asking it to live up to ITS OWN IDEALS, nothing more.
For those writers who value career over all else, don't sign the Petition. I don't expect you to sign it. I expect few writers to sign it-- only the bravest of the brave; boldest of the bold.