lithub.com - Kay RyanKay Ryan is a lifetime Californian whose honors include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Humanities Medal. She served two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate and is currently a MacArthur Fellow.
lithub.com - Tobias CarrollTobias Carroll is a writer and essayist, and the managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. He is the author of the story collection Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and the novel Reel (Rare Bird)."
lithub.com - Nick RipatrazoneNick Ripatrazone is the author of several books of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. He is a staff writer for The Millions, and has also written for Esquire, The Sewanee Review, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, Commonweal, and National Public Radio.
lithub.com - Michael CroleyMichael Croley was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Corbin, Kentucky. He is an NEA Fellow in Literature for 2016. Croley's work has appeared in Narrative, Kenyon Review Online, The Paris Review Daily, Blackbird, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Fourth Genre, and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. He lives in Granville, Ohio and teaches creative writing at Denison University.
lithub.com - Rachel Eliza GriffithsRachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection of poetry is Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books). Griffiths teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn. View her video of Amiri Baraka’s “Incident” for #blackpoetsspeakout.
lithub.com - Maria LopezMaria Lopez was born in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Colombia. Since arriving in New York City she has studied at the New York Public Library’s Adult Learning Center, and is enrolled in English language programs at the Harlem Library and Hunter College. Her stories have been published in Symphony Space’s All Write!, The Literacy Review, and Aguilar Writing Journal. She lives in the Bronx.
lithub.com - Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, story writer, essayist, and environmental activist. She is the author of some 16 novels, eight collections of short stories, eight children’s books, 17 volumes of poetry, 10 collections of nonfiction, as well as small press editions, television and radio scripts, plays, recordings, and editions. Her lifetime contribution to letters and book culture include groundbreaking fiction, environmental and feminist activism, and service to community as a co-founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada.
lithub.com - Honor MooreHonor Moore’s most recent collection of poems is Red Shoes. She is the author of the memoir The Bishop’s Daughter and The White Blackbird, a life of the painter Margarett Sargent by her Granddaughter. A new memoir and a fourth collection of poems are forthcoming. She teaches graduate nonfiction at the New School and has been a visiting distinguished writer at Wesleyan (poetry), the University of Iowa (nonfiction), and the University of Richmond (poetry and nonfiction).
lithub.com - Jane CiabattariJane Ciabattari writes the Between the Lines column for BBC.com and contributes regularly to NPR.org, The Daily Beast, the Boston Globe and others. She is vice president/online and a former president of the National Book Critics Circle.
lithub.com - Michele FilgateMichele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Slice, Gulf Coast, Salon, The Rumpus, and many other publication. She teaches writing for the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and Catapult.
lithub.com - Andrew David KingAndrew David King’s work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Arroyo Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among other places. His poem “The Forever Thirst” appeared in ZYZZYVA No. 102.