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  • Kim Addonizio

    Kim Addonizio is the author of five books of poetry and her most recent publication is Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet… more

  • David Baker

    David Baker, author of several volumes of poetry and criticism, is the Thomas B. Fordham Chair of Creative Writing at Denison University and Poetry Editor… more

  • david barber

    David Barber is the poetry editor of The Atlantic. His first book, The Spirit Level, won the Terrence Des Pres Prize. His latest collection, Wonder… more

  • sandra beasley

    Sandra Beasley’s first poetry collection, Theories of Falling, won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize judged by Marie Howe. Beasley lives in Washington, DC, and… more

  • Nathaniel Bellows

    Nathaniel Bellows is the author of the novel On This Day. His poetry has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Book Review,… more

  • April Bernard

    April Bernard is the author of three poetry collections and one novel. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the Boston Review, the New… more

  • Robert Bly

    Robert Bly is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, as well as numerous books of nonfiction and translations. He is a winner… more

  • Eavan Boland

    Eavan Boland directs the creative writing program at Stanford University. She lives in California and Dublin. more

  • Todd Boss

    Todd Boss’s debut collection of poetry, Yellowrocket features poems that have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New England Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review,… more

  • Michael Burkard

    Michael Burkard is the author of nine collections of poetry. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di… more

  • nicholas carr

    Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, The Big Switch, and Does IT Matter? He has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic,… more

  • Nina Cassian

    Nina Cassian (1924—2014) was born in Galati, Romania, and published more than fifty books. She was a poet, composer, journalist, film critic, and translator of… more

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    Tina Chang, author of Half-Lit Houses, teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. For more, go to TinaChang.com. more

  • jerome charyn

    Jerome Charyn has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and has received the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His… more

  • marilyn chin

    Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong. She is an award-winning poet and the author of Rhapsody in Plain Yellow and Revenge of the Mooncake… more

  • billy collins

    Billy Collins has produced nine books of poetry, most recently Ballistics (2008) and Horoscopes for the Dead (2011). He served as United States poet laureate… more

  • Peter Constantine

    Peter Constantine’s most recent translations are Sophocles’ Theban Trilogy, The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, and The Bird is a Raven by Benjamin Lebert, which was… more

  • e. e. cummings

    E. E. Cummings (1894–1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship,… more

  • greg delanty

    Greg Delanty is an award-winning poet and artist-in-residence at Saint Michael’s College. He lives in Burlington, Vermont. more

  • Rita Dove

    Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, is the recipient of many honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the Heinz Award, and… more

  • john dufresne

    John Dufresne has written seven books, including, most recently, the novel Requiem, Mass., and two fiction writing guides. He lives in Dania Beach, Florida. For… more

  • Stephen Dunn

    Stephen Dunn is the author of fourteen poetry collections, including New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Different… more

  • martin espada

    Martín Espada has published fifteen books as a poet, editor, and translator. His many honors include an American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Espada… more

  • B. H. Fairchild

    B. H. Fairchild, the author of several acclaimed poetry collections, has been a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the William Carlos… more

  • Beth Ann Fennelly

    Beth Ann Fennelly is the author of Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother and Tender Hooks, praised by Albert Goldbarth for its “deep… more