Simon Armitage

U.K. Poet Laureate
Forward Prize

Richard Blanco

Obama's Inaugural Poet
Poetry Education Ambassador

Carol Ann Duffy

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

Joy Harjo

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

Juan Felipe Herrera

US Poet Laureate (2015-17)
Performer & Activist

Ted Kooser

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

Sir Andrew Motion

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

Charles Simic

US Poet Laureate (2007-2008)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Natasha Trethewey

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