Elizabeth Acevedo

Performance Poet & Novelist
National Book Award

Amy Bloom

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Short Story Writer & Memoirist

Mahogany L. Browne

Poet, Performer & Organizer
Black Girl Magic

Carrie Fountain

Award-winning Poet
YA: I’m Not Missing

Cristina Garcí­a

Novelist, Poet, YA Author
Cuban-American Writer

Joy Harjo

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

Juan Felipe Herrera

US Poet Laureate (2015-17)
Performer & Activist

Marilyn Nelson

Poet-as-Historian
Frost Poetry Prize