Elizabeth Acevedo

Performance Poet & Novelist
National Book Award

Raymond Antrobus

Rathbone Folio Prize
Communication, Connection, Cultural Inheritance

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

Ibi Zoboi

Award-winning YA Novelist
National Book Award Finalist
Okoye to the People