Coleman Barks

Acclaimed Poet
Premier Translator of Rumi

Ellen Bass

Award-winning Poet
Lambda Lit Award

Sherwin Bitsui

Native American Poet
PEN Open Book Award

Jericho Brown

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
The Tradition

Mahogany L. Browne

Poet, Performer & Organizer
Black Girl Magic

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Mexican Poet & Translator
Immigration Advocate

Natashia Deón

Acclaimed Novelist
Immigration Attorney

Carrie Fountain

Award-winning Poet
YA: I’m Not Missing

Haleh Liza Gafori

Poet & Translator of Rumi

Forrest Gander

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Ecopoetics & Translation

Natalie Goldberg

Bestselling Author & Poet
Writing Down The Bones

Joy Harjo

US Poet Laureate (2019-22)
Memoirs: Crazy Brave, Poet Warrior

Marie Howe

Acclaimed Poet
NYS Poet Laureate (2014)

Alka Joshi

NYT Bestselling Novelist
The Henna Artist

Akil Kumarasamy

Award-winning Author

Li-Young Lee

Chinese American Poet
Resilience, Faith, Exile

Rajiv Mohabir

Indo-Carribbean Poet
Memoir: Antiman

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Acclaimed Irish Poet
Podcast Host: Poetry Unbound

Alicia Ostriker

Distinguished Poet
Jewish Book Award

Deesha Philyaw

Award-winning Writer
Black Queer Intersectionality

Casey Plett

Award-winning Fiction & Short Story Writer
Lambda Literary Award Winner

Maya C. Popa

Romanian-American Poet
North American Book Prize

Maggie Smith

Award-winning Poet
Good Bones (viral poem)

Danté Stewart

Acclaimed Memoirist
Belonging & Religion

Mai Der Vang

Acclaimed Hmong Poet
Exile & Refugees