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Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our …

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One of the most widely-published and highly-acclaimed African American writers of her generation, poet, playwright and essayist June Jordan was known for her fierce commitment to human rights and political activism. Over a career that produced twenty-seven volumes of poems, essays, libretti, and work for children, Jordan engaged the fundamental struggles of her era: for …

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PEN Centres are promotıng the works of İlkyaz wrıters around the world. For the fifth ıssue we are collaboratıng wıth PEN South Africa Centre. In the ‘Writings’ section of our website, we will be introducing three young writers monthly. Aside from English, each month we will partner with one of over a 100 PEN Centre’s …

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As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every month. We translate these works, which are be made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. April’s works are now live and can be found below. This, we hope, will create new audiences …

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With her first and only solo album, Ms. Lauryn Hill altered the course of hip-hop and  poetry. On 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she blended rap, neo-soul, and reggae into personal songs about heartbreak, philosophy, and faith—cinching her still-standing reputation as one of the most talented and versatile MCs of her era. At age 23, …

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For April, we reached renown writer Murathan Mungan. He prepared, in his words, a “7×7” reading list for young readers, consisting of books that are a must for every library…  “The books I chose for you are gathered with respect to modern literature. I chose seven books which are, in my opinion, a must for …

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