Richard Blanco

Obama's Inaugural Poet
Poetry Education Ambassador

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Mexican Poet & Translator
Immigration Advocate

Chen Chen

Acclaimed Poet
T. Gunn Gay Poetry Award

Marilyn Chin

Award-winning Poet & Author

Bernardine Evaristo

Award-winning Novelist
Booker Prize Winner

Nathalie Handal

Arab American Book Award
Dislocation, Home & Exile

Juan Felipe Herrera

US Poet Laureate (2015-17)
Performer & Activist

Vanessa Hua

Acclaimed Novelist
Immigration Issues

Hisham Matar

Pulitzer Prize-winning Memoirist
Acclaimed Libyan Novelist

Rajiv Mohabir

Indo-Carribbean Poet
Memoir: Antiman

Chigozie Obioma

Award-winning Novelist
NAACP Image Award

Ladan Osman

Somali-born Poet
Gender & Displacement

Ernesto Quiñonez

Acclaimed Novelist
Latino Trendsetter Award

Vaddey Ratner

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Khmer Rouge Survivor

Sun Yung Shin

Acclaimed Poet, Writer & Cultural Worker
2016 Minnesota Book Award

Mai Der Vang

Acclaimed Hmong Poet
Exile & Refugees

Jenny Xie

Chinese American Poet
Immigration & Dislocation