Elizabeth Acevedo

Performance Poet & Novelist
National Book Award

Richard Blanco

Obama's Inaugural Poet
Poetry Education Ambassador

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Mexican Poet & Translator
Immigration Advocate

Carrie Fountain

Award-winning Poet
YA: I’m Not Missing

Cristina Garcí­a

Novelist, Poet, YA Author
Cuban-American Writer

Juan Felipe Herrera

US Poet Laureate (2015-17)
Performer & Activist

John Murillo

Award-winning Poet
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner

Ernesto Quiñonez

Acclaimed Novelist
Latino Trendsetter Award

Alberto Ríos

Mexican-American Writer
Nat'l Book Award Finalist

Nicole Sealey

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

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

NYT Bestselling Novelist
IMPAC Dublin Award

Raúl Zurita

Acclaimed Chilean Poet
Purgatory