Peter Balakian

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Black Dog of Fate

Samiya Bashir

Acclaimed Poet
Finalist Lambda Lit Award

Frank Bidart

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
National Book Award

Mark Doty

Distinguished Poet & Memoirist
National Book Award

Anaïs Duplan

Award-winning Poet & Essayist
2022 Whiting Award-winner

Natalie Goldberg

Bestselling Author & Poet
Writing Down The Bones

Adam Gopnik

Int'l Bestselling Author
New Yorker Staff Writer

Terrance Hayes

MacArthur "Genius" Award
National Book Award

Douglas Kearney

National Book Award Longlist
Race, Culture & Identity

Eileen Myles

Acclaimed Poet and Novelist
Lambda Pioneer Award

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Award-winning Poet
Literary & Visual Art Critic

Francine Prose

NYT Bestselling Author
Fiction, Nonfiction, Essay

Nicole Sealey

Forward Prize
Former Executive Director of Cave Canem (2017-2019)