Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator, and international human rights activist. She has traveled widely for Amnesty International and other organizations to secure the release of prisoners of conscience and shine a light on brutality and injustice. She has chaired PEN’s Freedom to Write Committee and the RFK Human Rights Awards. During two fellowships at Harvard’s Kennedy School and her monthly series for Voice of America, she explored the effective relationship between writers, artists, and public policy. She recently edited Selected Letters of William Styron. Her fifth volume of poetry, Fierce Day, was published in 2015.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” — William Wilberforce