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

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    Ravi Shankar, founding editor of Drunken Boat and author of Instrumentality, lives in Connecticut. 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

  • 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

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    David St. John has published nine collections of poetry, including The Face. He teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Venice, California. more

  • Gerald Stern

    Gerald Stern has won the National Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award, among others, and… more

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    Cole Swensen’s most recent collection is The Glass Age. She teaches at the University of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop and lives in Iowa City, Iowa. more

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    Dahlia Ravikovitch, who died in 2005 at age sixty-nine, was one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Hebrew literature and the Israeli peace movement.… 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

  • 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

  • Martha Serpas

    Martha Serpas is the author of two poetry collections and is a native of Galliano, Louisiana. She has taught at the Yale Divinity School, the… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Molly Peacock

    Molly Peacock has published five books of poetry, including Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems, and a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece. She has been the… more

  • Nina Cassian

    Nina Cassian was born in 1924 in Galati, Romania, and has published more than fifty books. She is a poet, composer, journalist, film critic, and… 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

  • 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

  • Willie Perdomo

    Willie Perdomo is the author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime and Smoking Lovely, which received a PEN America Beyond Margins Award. He has… more

  • julie sheehan

    Julie Sheehan is the author of three collections of poems, including Orient Point, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize and Bar Book (June 2010).… more

  • Linda Pastan

    Linda Pastan is the author of twelve works of poetry, including The Last Uncle, Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998, and An Early Afterlife.… more