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  • Nick Flynn

    Nick Flynn is the award-winning author of Some Ether, Blind Huber, The Ticking is the Bomb, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and winner of… more

  • greg glazner

    Greg Glazner’s books of poetry include From the Iron Chair, which won the Walt Whitman Award, and Singularity. Glazner has also won the Bess Hokin… more

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    Dana Goodyear is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she has worked since 1999 and the author of Honey and Junk, a collection… more

  • rachel hadas

    Rachel Hadas is a poet, professor, essayist, and translator. She is the Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University… more

  • Kimiko Hahn

    Kimiko Hahn is the author of seven previous books of poetry, including The Narrow Road to the Interior. She has won an American Book Award,… more

  • saskia hamilton

    Saskia Hamilton is the author of two volumes of poetry, As for Dream and Divide These. She is also the editor of The Letters of… more

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    Nathalie Handal is a New York-based poet, playwright, and writer. She performs and teaches worldwide. Learn more at NathalieHandal.com more

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    Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, performer, writer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Her seven books of poetry have garnered many awards,… more

  • James Harpur has published four volumes of poetry with Anvil Press, including his latest, The Dark Age, winner of the 2009 Michael Hartnett Award. Anvil… more

  • Seamus Heaney

    Seamus Heaney (1939—2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson… more

  • Jane Hirshfield

    Jane Hirshfield is the author of six poetry collections, most recently After, named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington Post, the San Francisco… more

  • James Hoch

    James Hoch’s poetry has appeared in Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Black Warrior, Gettysburg, Five Fingers, and other magazines. His… more

  • Gail Holst-Warhaft

    Gail Holst-Warhaft is a poet and translator of modern and ancient Greek literature. She teaches Mediterranean literature at Cornell University. more

  • Major Jackson

    Major Jackson is based in South Burlington, Vermont, and is an associate professor of English at the University of Vermont and a core faculty member… more

  • A. Van Jordan

    A. Van Jordan is the author of Rise which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and selected for the Book of the Month Club from… more

  • Marcia Karp

    Marcia Karp, who teaches at Boston University, has published her poems and translations in, among other journals, Partisan Review, The Republic of Letters, Literary Imagination,… more

  • Edmund Keeley

    Edmund Keeley taught English, Creative Writing, and Hellenic Studies at Princeton for forty years until his retirement as Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus.… more

  • xj kennedy

    X. J. Kennedy, between 1961 and 2008, has published eight books of verse, most recently In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems. more

  • John Kinsella

    John Kinsella has authored more than twenty poetry collections. He is the recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award for 2007, an honor bestowed upon an… more

  • Maxine Kumin

    Maxine Kumin lives on a horse farm in Warner, New Hampshire. She is the author of sixteen books of poetry, a memoir entitled Inside the… more

  • nick laird

    Nick Laird is the author of the novels Glover’s Mistake and Utterly Monkey. His debut poetry collection, To a Fault, was shortlisted for the… more

  • dorianne laux

    Dorianne Laux is the author of four books of poetry and co-author of The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry.… more

  • Li-Young Lee

    Li-Young Lee was born to Chinese parents in Indonesia. His work has received many honors, including three Pushcart Prizes, the Lannan Literary Award, and the… more

  • james longenbach

    James Longenbach is a poet and critic whose work is often featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Paris Review, and Slate. He lives… more

  • thomas lynch

    Thomas Lynch’s stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Granta, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and elsewhere. The Undertaking was a finalist for the National Book Award;… more