Monday, May 18, 2009
Tomorrow I'll post a quick look at PEN's 2009 awards. When examining PEN it's really a matter of too much information-- too many points to make about the corruption of the organization. There are three main areas: 1.) PEN's egregious awards; 2.) PEN's hyper-expensive galas and readings; 3.) PEN's stonewalling and blackballing. Then this toxic mix needs to be put into context within today's established literary scene. Stay tuned.