Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Smith Blue, Suck on the Marrow, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and coedited the From…

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield is the author of two new books, The Beauty (poems) and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (essays), both appearing from Knopf in spring 2015. She is a current chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.…

Amanda Calderon

Amanda Calderon holds an MFA from New York University. She was a 2014 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow and a 2012 fellow at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Other writing can be found in Poetry, Poets & Writers, and Words…

Randy Fertel

Randy Fertel, PhD, has taught at Harvard, Tulane, the University of New Orleans, and the New School for Social Research. A contributor to NPR, Huffington Post, the Smithsonian, and Creative Nonfiction, he wrote The Gorilla Man and the Empress of…

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