PEN Center USA is proud to announce the release of Strange Cargo, an Emerging Voices Anthology. This book includes stories, poems and nonfiction pieces by Emerging Voices Fellows from 1997 to 2010, and a foreword by Janet Fitch.
Anna Alves / Erika Ayón / John Boucher / Shonda Buchanan / Monica Carter / Cara Chow / Rachelle Cruz / Natashia Deón / Jawanza Dumisani / Libby Flores / Parnaz Foroutan / Evangeline Ganaden / Lorene V. Garrett / Stephanie Han / Rachel Kreisel / Viet Lê / Bev Magennis / Shanna Mahin / Davin Malasarn / Laurie Owyang / Melinda Palacio / Natali Petricic / Sandra Ramirez-Thomas / Carolina Rivera / Marytza Rubio / Marjorie Gellhorn Sa’adah /Eduardo Santiago / Renee Simms / Sylvia Sukop / Pireeni Sundaralingam / harold terezón / Mehnaz Turner / Denise Uyehara / Alia Yunis
There is a crucial point when a writer begins to come into his or her own and locate their authentic voice, a point when a writer can greatly benefit from support and guidance. This is where the PEN Center Emerging Voices program steps in and provides writers with mentors, craft classes, and the opportunity to develop creatively. The result is that talented writers come away from the program empowered and with tools to begin to publish. Read this anthology and discover for yourself the dazzling writers coming out of the Emerging Voices program.
- Mary Otis, author of Yes, Yes, Cherries and an EV Mentor 2008-2009
[These] are voices which demand to be heard, and the reader is grateful that...they have received the help, guidance and encouragement to allow their unique sound, their irreplaceable vision, to reach the reading world.
- Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander, from the foreword
Copies of the limited edition book are $10.00, all proceeds benefit the PEN USA's Emerging Voices Fellowship.