Nuar Alsadir

Award-winning Poet, Essayist
Psychoanalyst

Anastacia-Reneé

Author, Educator, Interdisciplinary Artist
Award-winning Poet

Fatimah Asghar

Acclaimed Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter
National Book Award Longlist

Ellen Bass

Award-winning Poet
Lambda Literary Award

Destiny O. Birdsong

Award-winning Novelist & Poet
2021 PEN/Voelcker Award Longlist

Mahogany L. Browne

Poet, Performer & Organizer
Black Girl Magic

Nickole Brown

Award-winning Poet & Educator
Winner of the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry
Animal Advocate

Tina Chang

Acclaimed American Poet
Race, Culture, Identity

Marilyn Chin

Poet, Novelist, Translator
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Interdisciplinary Poet and Sound Artist
Whiting Award

Carol Ann Duffy

U. K. Poet Laureate
T. S. Eliot Prize

Camille Dungy

Award-winning Poet
Acclaimed Essayist & Critic

Tarfia Faizullah

Poet & Translator
Pushcart Prize-winning Author

Kimiko Hahn

Acclaimed Poet & Teacher
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Joy Harjo

US Poet Laureate (2019-22)
NBCC Lifetime Achievement Award
Memoirs: Crazy Brave, Poet Warrior

Pam Houston

Acclaimed Novelist
Animals, Outdoors, Nature

Marie Howe

Acclaimed Poet
NYS Poet Laureate (2014)

Vanessa Hua

Acclaimed Novelist
Immigration Issues

Keetje Kuipers

Award-winning Poet
Culture, Identity, Motherhood

Akil Kumarasamy

Award-winning Author
Bard Fiction Prize

Deborah Landau

Acclaimed Poet
The Uses of the Body

Dawn Lundy Martin

Poet, Critic, Memoirist
Kingsley Tufts Award

Jamila Minnicks

Award-winning Fiction Author
PEN/Bellwether Prize

Honor Moore

Memoirst, Biographer, Poet
Bishop's Daughter

Eileen Myles

Acclaimed Poet and Critic
Lambda Pioneer Award

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Asian-American Poet
Barnes & Noble Book of 2020

Alicia Ostriker

Distinguished Poet
Jewish Book Award

Molly Peacock

Acclaimed Poet
Memoir, Biography, Essay

Torrey Peters

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Detransition, Baby

Deesha Philyaw

Award-winning Writer
Black Queer Intersectionality

Casey Plett

Fiction & Short Story Writer
Lambda Literary Award

Katha Pollitt

Poet, Essayist, Writer
PRO: Abortion Rights

Bushra Rehman

Award-winning Novelist & Poet
Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Sapphire

Bestselling Novelist
Performance Poet

Nicole Sealey

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

Emily Skillings

Acclaimed Poet & Teacher
Feminist Intertextualities

Maggie Smith

Award-winning Poet
NYT Bestselling Memoirist
Author of Good Bones

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Award-winning Novelist & Critic
Black Queer Feminism

Natasha Trethewey

US Poet Laureate (2012-2014)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Crystal Valentine

Poet, Educator & Activist
Nat’l Poetry Slam Finalist

Anne Waldman

Writer, Editor, Teacher
Award-winning Poet
Co-Founder of The Poetry Project

Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Acclaimed Writer
Dear Black Girl

Karen Tei Yamashita

Award-winning Author
Inheritance: Familial, Cultural, Artistic