Chris Abani

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Nigerian-born Poet

Elizabeth Acevedo

Performance Poet & Novelist
National Book Award

Simon Armitage

U.K. Poet Laureate
Forward Prize

Peter Balakian

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Black Dog of Fate

Coleman Barks

Acclaimed Poet
Premier Translator of Rumi

Samiya Bashir

Acclaimed Poet
Finalist Lambda Lit Award

Ellen Bass

Award-winning Poet
Lambda Lit Award

Frank Bidart

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
National Book Award

Sherwin Bitsui

Native American Poet
PEN Open Book Award

Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Native American Poet
Its Pronoun is It

Jericho Brown

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
The Tradition

Mahogany L. Browne

Poet, Performer & Organizer
Black Girl Magic

Stephanie Burt

Critic, Poet & Essayist
NBCC Award Finalist

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Mexican Poet & Translator
Immigration Advocate

Tina Chang

Acclaimed American Poet
Race, Culture, Identity

Chen Chen

Acclaimed Poet
T. Gunn Gay Poetry Award

Marilyn Chin

Award-winning Poet & Author

Geffrey Davis

Award-winning Poet
Finalist Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Kwame Dawes

Ghana-born Jamaican Poet
Novelist and Essayist

Mark Doty

Distinguished Poet & Memoirist
National Book Award

Carol Ann Duffy

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

Camille Dungy

Award-winning Poet
Acclaimed Essayist & Critic

Anaïs Duplan

Award-winning Poet & Essayist
2022 Whiting Award-winner

Cornelius Eady

Poet, Lyricist, Playwright
Co-Founder of Cave Canem

Tarfia Faizullah

Award-winning Poet & Writer

Beth Ann Fennelly

Acclaimed Poet & Essayist
Micro-Memoirist

Carolyn Forché

Award-winning Poet
Memoir: What You Have Heard Is True

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

Cristina Garcí­a

Novelist, Poet, YA Author
Cuban-American Writer

Natalie Goldberg

Bestselling Author & Poet
Writing Down The Bones

Jorie Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Forward Prize

Nathalie Handal

Arab American Book Award
Dislocation, Home & Exile

Joy Harjo

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

Terrance Hayes

MacArthur "Genius" Award
National Book Award

Juan Felipe Herrera

US Poet Laureate (2015-17)
Performer & Activist

Brenda Hillman

Griffin Poetry Prize
Environmental Advocate

Marie Howe

Acclaimed Poet
NYS Poet Laureate (2014)

Major Jackson

Acclaimed Author
Roll Deep

Douglas Kearney

National Book Award Longlist
Race, Culture & Identity

Michael Kleber-Diggs

Award-winning Poet

Ted Kooser

US Poet Laureate (2004-2006)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Keetje Kuipers

Award-winning Poet
Culture, Identity, Motherhood

Deborah Landau

Acclaimed Poet
The Uses of the Body

Li-Young Lee

Chinese American Poet
Resilience, Faith, Exile

Nikola Madzirov

Award-winning Poet
Exile & Refugees

Taylor Mali

Performance Poet
What Teachers Make

Dawn Lundy Martin

Poet, Critic, Memoirist
Kingsley Tufts Award

Khaled Mattawa

Award-winning Poet & Author

Airea D. Matthews

Award-winning Poet
Race, Culture & Identity
Philadelphia Poet Laureate

Heather McHugh

MacArthur "Genius" Award
Distinguished Poet

Erika Meitner

Acclaimed Poet & Essayist
Jewish Book Award

Dunya Mikhail

Iraqi Poet & Memoirist
Arab American Book Award

Rajiv Mohabir

Indo-Carribbean Poet
Memoir: Antiman

Honor Moore

Memoirst, Biographer, Poet
Bishop's Daughter

Valzhyna Mort

Acclaimed Belarusian Poet
Translator of Slavic

Sir Andrew Motion

U.K. Poet Laureate (1999-09)
Dylan Thomas Prize Winner

John Murillo

Award-winning Poet
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner

Eileen Myles

Acclaimed Poet and Novelist
Lambda Pioneer Award

Marilyn Nelson

Poet-as-Historian
Frost Poetry Prize

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Asian-American Poet
Barnes & Noble Book of 2020

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Acclaimed Irish Poet
Podcast Host: Poetry Unbound

Meghan O’Rourke

Award-winning Memoirist
Acclaimed Poet

Ladan Osman

Somali-born Poet
Gender & Displacement

Alicia Ostriker

Distinguished Poet
Jewish Book Award

Molly Peacock

Acclaimed Poet
Memoir, Biography, Essay

Patrick Phillips

Poet & Nonfiction Writer
Blood at the Root

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Award-winning Poet
Literary & Visual Art Critic

Katha Pollitt

Poet, Essayist, Writer
PRO: Abortion Rights

Maya C. Popa

Romanian-American Poet
North American Book Prize

Claudia Rankine

NYT Bestselling Author
NBCCA & Forward Prize

Alberto Ríos

Mexican-American Writer
Nat'l Book Award Finalist

Robin Robertson

Acclaimed Scots Poet
Forward Prize Winner

Sapphire

Bestselling Novelist
Performance Poet

Nicole Sealey

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

Tim Seibles

Acclaimed Poet
Nat'l Book Award Finalist

Matthew Shenoda

Award-winning Poet
American Book Award

Sun Yung Shin

Acclaimed Poet, Writer & Cultural Worker
2016 Minnesota Book Award

Emily Skillings

Acclaimed Poet & Teacher
Feminist Intertextualities

Maggie Smith

Award-winning Poet
Good Bones (viral poem)

Brian Turner

Acclaimed Soldier-Poet
Memoirist & Essayist

Crystal Valentine

Poet, Educator & Activist
Nat’l Poetry Slam Finalist

Mai Der Vang

Acclaimed Hmong Poet
Exile & Refugees

Frank B. Wilderson III

Award-winning Author
Poet, Scholar, Activist

Phillip B. Williams

Acclaimed Poet
Lambda Literary Award

Jenny Xie

Chinese American Poet
Immigration & Dislocation