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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jake Silverstein

    Jake Silverstein is the editor of Texas Monthly and a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. He lives in Austin, Texas. Nothing Happened and Then It… 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • Aaron Poochigian

    Aaron Poochigian’s most recent translations include Sappho’s Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics) and Aratus’ astronomical poem The Phaenomena (forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University… more

  • Elizabeth Spires

    Elizabeth Spires is the author of six volumes of poetry including The Wave-Maker and Now the Green Blade Rises. Her many honors include a Whiting… 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

  • 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

  • karen van dyck

    Karen Van Dyck is the Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Modern Greek Literature in the Classics Department at Columbia University where she directs the Program… 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

  • sherod santos

    Sherod Santos received the Theodore Roethke Prize for the best book of poetry published in the preceding three years and an Academy Award in Literature… more

  • rosanna warren

    Rosanna Warren, the author of four collections of poetry, has received awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters and has won the Lamont Poetry… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • stanley plumly

    Stanley Plumly’s many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He… more

  • lisa williams

    Lisa Williams is the author of The Hammered Dulcimer and Woman Reading to the Sea. Her poetry has appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, 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

  • 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

  • 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