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

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)