Coleman Barks

Acclaimed Poet
Premier Translator of Rumi

Jericho Brown

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
The Tradition

Sara Gruen

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Water for Elephants

Terrance Hayes

MacArthur "Genius" Award
National Book Award

Patrick Phillips

Poet & Nonfiction Writer
Blood at the Root

Natasha Trethewey

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