Donald Antrim

MacArthur "Genius" Award
Acclaimed Fiction Writer

Jami Attenberg

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Memoirist

Ellen Bass

Award-winning Poet
Lambda Lit Award

Brian Broome

Award-winning Memoirist
Punch Me Up to the Gods

Mahogany L. Browne

Poet, Performer & Organizer
Black Girl Magic

Tina Chang

Acclaimed American Poet
Race, Culture, Identity

Geffrey Davis

Award-winning Poet
Finalist Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Camille Dungy

Award-winning Poet
Acclaimed Essayist & Critic

Bernardine Evaristo

Award-winning Novelist
Booker Prize Winner

Beth Ann Fennelly

Acclaimed Poet & Essayist
Micro-Memoirist

Carrie Fountain

Award-winning Poet
YA: I’m Not Missing

Alka Joshi

NYT Bestselling Novelist
The Henna Artist

Douglas Kearney

National Book Award Longlist
Race, Culture & Identity

Michael Kleber-Diggs

Award-winning Poet

Keetje Kuipers

Award-winning Poet
Culture, Identity, Motherhood

Deborah Landau

Acclaimed Poet
The Uses of the Body

Erika Meitner

Acclaimed Poet & Essayist
Jewish Book Award

John Murillo

Award-winning Poet
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner

Chigozie Obioma

Award-winning Novelist
NAACP Image Award

Torrey Peters

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Detransition, Baby

Patrick Phillips

Poet & Nonfiction Writer
Blood at the Root

Deesha Philyaw

Award-winning Writer
Black Queer Intersectionality

Casey Plett

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

Nicole Sealey

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

Tim Seibles

Acclaimed Poet
Nat'l Book Award Finalist

Maggie Smith

Award-winning Poet
Good Bones (viral poem)