What does it say about PEN American Center as currently constituted that Michael Roberts, Lawrence Siems and Company refuse to answer questions about their public organization?
I CAN BE CRITICIZED ABOUT MANY THINGS, BUT MY CREDENTIALS AS A WATCHDOG ARE VERY GOOD. I'VE TAKEN ON TOPICS IN THE LITERARY WORLD NO ONE ELSE WOULD TOUCH, AND ALMOST ALWAYS TURNED OUT TO BE RIGHT.
The irony is that PEN, which should be looking out for outspoken or marginalized writers, can dismiss what I say due to my marginality.
The arrogance of privilege; the insularity of power.
(Do you have tickets yet for PEN's April 28 "Ode to Riches" party?)