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

Frank Bidart

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
National Book Award

Jericho Brown

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
The Tradition

Mark Doty

Distinguished Poet & Memoirist
National Book Award

Carol Ann Duffy

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

Bernardine Evaristo

Award-winning Novelist
Booker Prize Winner

Forrest Gander

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Ecopoetics & Translation

Jorie Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Forward Prize

Terrance Hayes

MacArthur "Genius" Award
National Book Award

Brenda Hillman

Griffin Poetry Prize
Environmental Advocate

Ted Kooser

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

Dawn Lundy Martin

Poet, Critic, Memoirist
Kingsley Tufts Award

Hisham Matar

Pulitzer Prize-winning Memoirist
Acclaimed Libyan Novelist

Heather McHugh

MacArthur "Genius" Award
Distinguished Poet

John Murillo

Award-winning Poet
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner

Claudia Rankine

NYT Bestselling Author
NBCCA & Forward Prize

George Saunders

NYT Bestselling Writer
Booker Prize Winner

Philip Schultz

Pulitzer Prize winning Poet
Acclaimed Memoirst

Charles Simic

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

Michael Thomas

Novelist & Memoirist
IMPAC Dublin Award

Natasha Trethewey

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