Our Poets

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Over the years, The Palm Beach Poetry Festival has featured some of the most important and engaging poets writing in America today. Poet Laureates, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle, The Griffin Prize, The Witter Bynner Award, the Kingsley-Tufts Award for Poetry, among others. The best of the best that poetry has to offer us.

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  • Kim Addonizio
    Kim Addonizio is the author of several acclaimed poetry collections including The Philosopher’s Club, Jimmy & Rita, and Tell Me, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award, and What Is This Thing Called Love ... Read more >
    David Baker
    DAVID BAKER is the author of eleven books of poetry, recently Scavenger Loop (Norton 2015) and Never-Ending Birds, which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. His five books of prose include Show Me Your ... Read more >
    Coleman Barks
    Coleman Barks, born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, went to school at the University of North Carolina and the University of California, Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty ... Read more >
    Sally Bliumis-Dunn
    SALLY BLIUMIS-DUNN teaches Modern Poetry at Manhattanville College. She received her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence e in 2002. Her poems have appeared in  Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, the NYT, Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, ... Read more >
    Roger Bonair-Agard
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    Laure-Anne Bosselaar
    LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, of Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry, and of A New Hunger selected as an ALA Notable ... Read more >
    Nickole Brown
    NICKOLE BROWN’s books include her debut, Sister, a novel-in-poems (Red Hen Press, 2007) and Fanny Says, a biography-in-poems of her grandmother to be published by BOA Editions in May 2015. She studied at Oxford University ... Read more >
    Gabrielle Calvocoressi
    GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is an Editor at Large at Los ... Read more >
    Tina Chang
    TINA CHANG was raised in New York City. She is the first female to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and is the author of the collections of poetry Of Gods & Strangers (2011) and Half-Lit Houses (2004). She ... Read more >
    Dominique Christina
    DOMINIQUE CHRISTINA is an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds five national poetry slam titles, including the 2014 & 2012 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. She has performed ... Read more >
    Billy Collins
    BILLY COLLINS is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New ... Read more >
    Chard Deniord
    CHARD deNIORD is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), and Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). ... Read more >
    Carl Dennis
    CARL DENNIS is the author of twelve poetry collections. The most recent is Another Reason (2014), as well as a collection of essays, Poetry as Persuasion. In 2000 he received the Ruth Lilly Prize for ... Read more >
    Stuart Dischell
    Stuart Dischell was born in Atlantic City, NJ. He is the author of Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection, Evenings & Avenues, Dig Safe, Backwards Days and the forthcoming Children With Enemies and ... Read more >
    Stephen Dobyns
    STEPHEN DOBYNS has published many books of poems and 20 novels. He has earned a Melville Cane Award, the National Poetry Series, and the Lamont Poetry Prize of The Academy of American Poets. His renowned book ... Read more >
    Denise Duhamel
    DENISE DUHAMEL’s most recent book of poetry Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), ... Read more >
    Lynn Emanuel
    Lynn Emanuel is the author of five books of poetry: Hotel Fiesta, The Dig, Then, Suddenly—, Noose and Hook, and most recently, The Nerve of It:  New and Selected Poems.   Her work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, ... Read more >
    Claudia Emerson
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    B. H. Fairchild
    B.H. FAIRCHILD’s ’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Sewanee Review, and many other journals and anthologies, including Best American Poems. He is the author of six collections of ... Read more >
    Beth Ann Fennelly
    BETH ANN FENNELLY, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Mississippi. Her first book of poetry, Open House, won the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and the Great Lakes College ... Read more >
    Nick Flynn
    NICK FLYNN is the author of Some Ether‚ winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, Blind Huber, and The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (Graywolf, 2011). His memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City ... Read more >
    Carolyn Forché
    CAROLYN FORCHÉ is a poet, translator, essayist and human rights activist. She is the author of four books of poetry: Gathering The Tribes, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Award, The Country Between Us, The ... Read more >
    Daisy Fried
    DAISY FRIED is the author of three books of poetry: Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice (University of Pittsburgh, 2013), named by Library Journal one of the five best poetry books of 2013, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (University of ... Read more >
    Carol Frost
    CAROL FROST’s books include Pure, Love and Scorn, Honeycomb, winner of the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, and Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences (2014). She has received awards and honors from The National Endowment for the ... Read more >
    Ross Gay
    ROSS GAY was born on August 1, 1974 in Youngstown, Ohio. He received a BA in English/Art from Lafayette College, an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and a PhD in English from Temple University.He ... Read more >
    Mason Granger
    Originally from Philly, raised in Willingboro, and currently living in Queens NYC, Mason Granger has been a full-time member of the performance poetry trio The Mayhem Poets since 2005.  With a style that’s equal parts smart and ... Read more >
    Linda Gregerson
    LINDA GREGERSON grew up in Illinois and received a BA from Oberlin College.  She went on to earn an MA from Northwestern University, an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and her PhD from ... Read more >
    Linda Gregg
    LINDA GREGG has published eight collections of poetry, including Too Bright to See (1981); Alma (1985); Things and Flesh (1999), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry; and All of It Singing: New ... Read more >
    Lola Haskins
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    Robert Hass
    ROBERT HASS is a poet of great eloquence, clarity, and force, whose work is rooted in the landscapes of his native Northern California. He brings the kind of energy in his poetry to his work ... Read more >
    Terrance Hayes
    Terrance Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.  How To Be Drawn (Penguin 2015), his most recent  collection of poems, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and ... Read more >
    Jane Hirshfield
    JANE HIRSHFIELD is the author of seven much honored books of poetry, including Come, Thief (Knopf, 2011) and a now-classic collection of essays, Nine Gates: Entering The Mind of Poetry(Harper Collins, 1997). She has also edited and co-translated four ... Read more >
    Tony Hoagland
    TONY HOAGLAND has published four collections of poems, of which the latest are Unincorporated Persons In The Late Honda Dynasty, and What Narcissism Means to Me. His recognitions include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the O.B. Hardisson Award for teaching, the ... Read more >
    Major Jackson
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    Rodney Jones
    RODNEY JONES’s Salvation Blues is his eighth book of poetry, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, 2007. Previous collections include Kingdom of the Instant: Poems (2004); Elegy for the Southern Drawl (1999); Things That Happen ... Read more >
    Mary Karr
    MARY KARR has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She has received a Pushcart ... Read more >
    Laura Kasischke
    LAURA KASISCHKE has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels.  For her most recent poetry collection, Space, In Chains, she received the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Other poetry collections include, Lilies, Without, Gardening in the Dark, ... Read more >
    Dorianne Laux
    DORIANNE LAUX is the author of five poetry collections, most recently, The Book of Men, (2012) winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award. She is the co-author ... Read more >
    Phillis Levin
    PHILLIS LEVIN was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, and educated at Sarah Lawrence College and The Johns Hopkins University. From 1989 to 2001 she was a full-time member of the creative writing faculty at ... Read more >
    Thomas Lux
    THOMAS LUX 1946-2017 Acclaimed poet and teacher, born in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1946 to working class parents, Thomas Lux attended Emerson College and the University of Iowa. He began publishing haunted, ironic poems that owed ... Read more >
    Taylor Mali
    TAYLOR MALI is one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of “poet.” Articulate, accessible, passionate, and downright funny, Mali studied drama in Oxford with members of The ... Read more >
    Maurice Manning
    MAURICE MANNING‘s first book of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (Yale University Press, 2001) was chosen by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Subsequent books include A Companion for Owls: ... Read more >
    Marty Mcconnell
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    Campbell Mcgrath
    CAMPBELL MCGRATH is the author of ten books of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago, Florida Poems, Seven Notebooks, and most recently In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys (Ecco Press, 2012). He has received ... Read more >
    Malena Morling
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    Ginger Murchison
    GINGER MURCHISON together with Thomas Lux, founded POETRY at TECH, where she served as associate director five years and has been one of its McEver Visiting Chairs in Poetry since 2009. A three-time Pushcart nominee, she ... Read more >
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL is Professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Recent honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the ... Read more >
    Sharon Olds
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    Molly Peacock
    MOLLY PEACOCK‘s collections of poetry include The Second Blush: Poems (W. W. Norton & Co., 2008); Cornucopia (W. W. Norton & Co., 2002); Original Love (W. W. Norton & Co., 1995); Take Heart (Random House, 1989); Raw Heaven (Random House, 1984); and And Live Apart (The University ... Read more >
    Carl Phillips
    CARL PHILLIPS is the author of thirteen books of poems, most recently Reconnaissance (FSG, 2015) and Silverchest (FSG, 2013).  Phillips has also published two books of prose, The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination, and ... Read more >
    Scott Raven
    A graduate of Rutgers University with a double degree in Acting and Journalism, Scottt Raven co-founded The Mayhem Poets. His performance work has been featured by Fiat, Purina, CNN, and The Today Show.  His written work ... Read more >
    Glenis Redmond
    GLENIS REDMOND is a poet, educator, performer, and counselor. She presents her poetry in performances that cause the printed word to spring from the page and dance, sing, weep, and laugh. Glenis tells stories with ... Read more >
    Spencer Reece
    Martha Rhodes
    MARTHA RHODES is the author of five collections of poetry: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance (Green Rose Prize), Mother Quiet, The Beds, and The Thin Wall (forthcoming in 2017). Her poems have been published in ... Read more >
    Mary Ruefle
    MARY RUEFLE’s latest book is Trances Of The Blast (Wave Books 2013). Her Selected Poems won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In addition to ten books of poetry, she ... Read more >
    Tim Seibles
    TIM SEIBLES is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos. His first book, Body Moves, (1988) has just been re-released by Carnegie Mellon U. Press in their Contemporary Classics ... Read more >
    Vijay Seshadri
    VIJAY SESHADRI‘s collections of poems include James Laughlin Award winner The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press, 2005) and Wild Kingdom (1996). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI, The American Scholar, Antaeus, Bomb, Boulevard, ... Read more >
    Alan Shapiro
    ALAN SHAPIRO is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has published ten books of poetry, most recently, Old War (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). He has been the winner of the Kingsley ... Read more >
    Brenda Shaughnessy
    BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She received her BA in Literature and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and she earned an MFA at Columbia ... Read more >
    Charles Simic
    CHARLES SIMIC, the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States (2007-2008), was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1938, and immigrated to the United States in 1953 at the age of 15. He has lived in ... Read more >
    Tom Sleigh
    TOM SLEIGH‘s books include Station Zed, Army Cats, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Updike Award, and Space Walk, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. Far Side of the Earth won ... Read more >
    Marc Kelly Smith
    MARC KELLY SMITH is creator/founder of the international Poetry Slam movement for which he received the nickname Slam Papi. A “strand of new poetry began at Chicago’s Green Mill Tavern in 1987 when Marc Smith ... Read more >
    Tracy K. Smith
    TRACY K. SMITH is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), was selected as a New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Duende (2007) won ... Read more >
    Patricia Smith
    PATRICIA SMITH is the author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (Coffee House Press, 2012) – winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets (given for the most outstanding book of poetry ... Read more >
    Lisa Russ Spaar
    LISA RUSS SPAAR is the author of three poetry collections Satin Cash, Blue Venus, and Glass Town, for which she received a Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers in 2000. Forthcoming is a new collection, Vanitas, Rough, and a collection ... Read more >
    Mary Szybist
    MARY SZYBIST is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry.  She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the ... Read more >
    Natasha Trethewey
    NATASHA TRETHEWEY is the 19th United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014). In his citation, Librarian of Congress James Billington wrote “Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ... Read more >
    Ellen Bryant Voigt
    ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT has published seven volumes of poetry—Claiming Kin (1976), The Forces of Plenty (1983), The Lotus Flowers (1987), Two Trees (1992), Kyrie (1995), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Shadow ... Read more >
    C. K. Williams
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    Robert Wrigley
    ROBERT WRIGLEY  grew up in Collinsville, Illinois, a coal mining town. He earned his BA (with honors) in English Language and Literature at Southern Illinois University and his MFA in Poetry from the University of ... Read more >
    Kevin Young
    KEVIN YOUNG is the author of ten books of poetry and prose. His most recent poetry collections are Book of Hours, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels; ... Read more >
  • 2018
    Laure-Anne Bosselaar
    LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, of Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry, and of A New Hunger selected as an ALA Notable ... Read more >
    Gabrielle Calvocoressi
    GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is an Editor at Large at Los ... Read more >
    Chard Deniord
    CHARD deNIORD is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), and Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). ... Read more >
    Beth Ann Fennelly
    BETH ANN FENNELLY, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at the University of Mississippi. Her first book of poetry, Open House, won the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize and the Great Lakes College ... Read more >
    Ross Gay
    ROSS GAY was born on August 1, 1974 in Youngstown, Ohio. He received a BA in English/Art from Lafayette College, an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and a PhD in English from Temple University.He ... Read more >
    Rodney Jones
    RODNEY JONES’s Salvation Blues is his eighth book of poetry, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, 2007. Previous collections include Kingdom of the Instant: Poems (2004); Elegy for the Southern Drawl (1999); Things That Happen ... Read more >
    Phillis Levin
    PHILLIS LEVIN was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, and educated at Sarah Lawrence College and The Johns Hopkins University. From 1989 to 2001 she was a full-time member of the creative writing faculty at ... Read more >
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL is Professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Recent honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the ... Read more >
    Tim Seibles
    TIM SEIBLES is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos. His first book, Body Moves, (1988) has just been re-released by Carnegie Mellon U. Press in their Contemporary Classics ... Read more >
    2017
    Sally Bliumis-Dunn
    SALLY BLIUMIS-DUNN teaches Modern Poetry at Manhattanville College. She received her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence e in 2002. Her poems have appeared in  Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, the NYT, Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, ... Read more >
    David Baker
    DAVID BAKER is the author of eleven books of poetry, recently Scavenger Loop (Norton 2015) and Never-Ending Birds, which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. His five books of prose include Show Me Your ... Read more >
    Tina Chang
    TINA CHANG was raised in New York City. She is the first female to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and is the author of the collections of poetry Of Gods & Strangers (2011) and Half-Lit Houses (2004). She ... Read more >
    Lynn Emanuel
    Lynn Emanuel is the author of five books of poetry: Hotel Fiesta, The Dig, Then, Suddenly—, Noose and Hook, and most recently, The Nerve of It:  New and Selected Poems.   Her work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, ... Read more >
    Daisy Fried
    DAISY FRIED is the author of three books of poetry: Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice (University of Pittsburgh, 2013), named by Library Journal one of the five best poetry books of 2013, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (University of ... Read more >
    Terrance Hayes
    Terrance Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.  How To Be Drawn (Penguin 2015), his most recent  collection of poems, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and ... Read more >
    Dorianne Laux
    DORIANNE LAUX is the author of five poetry collections, most recently, The Book of Men, (2012) winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award. She is the co-author ... Read more >
    Carl Phillips
    CARL PHILLIPS is the author of thirteen books of poems, most recently Reconnaissance (FSG, 2015) and Silverchest (FSG, 2013).  Phillips has also published two books of prose, The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination, and ... Read more >
    Martha Rhodes
    MARTHA RHODES is the author of five collections of poetry: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance (Green Rose Prize), Mother Quiet, The Beds, and The Thin Wall (forthcoming in 2017). Her poems have been published in ... Read more >
    2016
    Sally Bliumis-Dunn
    SALLY BLIUMIS-DUNN teaches Modern Poetry at Manhattanville College. She received her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence e in 2002. Her poems have appeared in  Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, the NYT, Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, ... Read more >
    Alan Shapiro
    ALAN SHAPIRO is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has published ten books of poetry, most recently, Old War (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). He has been the winner of the Kingsley ... Read more >
    Carl Dennis
    CARL DENNIS is the author of twelve poetry collections. The most recent is Another Reason (2014), as well as a collection of essays, Poetry as Persuasion. In 2000 he received the Ruth Lilly Prize for ... Read more >
    Denise Duhamel
    DENISE DUHAMEL’s most recent book of poetry Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), ... Read more >
    Carol Frost
    CAROL FROST’s books include Pure, Love and Scorn, Honeycomb, winner of the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, and Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences (2014). She has received awards and honors from The National Endowment for the ... Read more >
    Robert Hass
    ROBERT HASS is a poet of great eloquence, clarity, and force, whose work is rooted in the landscapes of his native Northern California. He brings the kind of energy in his poetry to his work ... Read more >
    Thomas Lux
    THOMAS LUX 1946-2017 Acclaimed poet and teacher, born in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1946 to working class parents, Thomas Lux attended Emerson College and the University of Iowa. He began publishing haunted, ironic poems that owed ... Read more >
    Tom Sleigh
    TOM SLEIGH‘s books include Station Zed, Army Cats, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Updike Award, and Space Walk, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. Far Side of the Earth won ... Read more >
    Mary Szybist
    MARY SZYBIST is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry.  She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the ... Read more >
    Kevin Young
    KEVIN YOUNG is the author of ten books of poetry and prose. His most recent poetry collections are Book of Hours, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels; ... Read more >
    2015
    Patricia Smith
    PATRICIA SMITH is the author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (Coffee House Press, 2012) – winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets (given for the most outstanding book of poetry ... Read more >
    Linda Gregerson
    LINDA GREGERSON grew up in Illinois and received a BA from Oberlin College.  She went on to earn an MA from Northwestern University, an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and her PhD from ... Read more >
    Brenda Shaughnessy
    BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She received her BA in Literature and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and she earned an MFA at Columbia ... Read more >
    Molly Peacock
    MOLLY PEACOCK‘s collections of poetry include The Second Blush: Poems (W. W. Norton & Co., 2008); Cornucopia (W. W. Norton & Co., 2002); Original Love (W. W. Norton & Co., 1995); Take Heart (Random House, 1989); Raw Heaven (Random House, 1984); and And Live Apart (The University ... Read more >
    Maurice Manning
    MAURICE MANNING‘s first book of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (Yale University Press, 2001) was chosen by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Subsequent books include A Companion for Owls: ... Read more >
    Robert Wrigley
    ROBERT WRIGLEY  grew up in Collinsville, Illinois, a coal mining town. He earned his BA (with honors) in English Language and Literature at Southern Illinois University and his MFA in Poetry from the University of ... Read more >
    Chard Deniord
    CHARD deNIORD is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), and Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). ... Read more >
    Thomas Lux
    THOMAS LUX 1946-2017 Acclaimed poet and teacher, born in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1946 to working class parents, Thomas Lux attended Emerson College and the University of Iowa. He began publishing haunted, ironic poems that owed ... Read more >
    2014
    Nick Flynn
    NICK FLYNN is the author of Some Ether‚ winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, Blind Huber, and The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (Graywolf, 2011). His memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City ... Read more >
    2013
    Lisa Russ Spaar
    LISA RUSS SPAAR is the author of three poetry collections Satin Cash, Blue Venus, and Glass Town, for which she received a Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers in 2000. Forthcoming is a new collection, Vanitas, Rough, and a collection ... Read more >
    Tracy K. Smith
    TRACY K. SMITH is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), was selected as a New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Duende (2007) won ... Read more >
    Laura Kasischke
    LAURA KASISCHKE has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels.  For her most recent poetry collection, Space, In Chains, she received the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Other poetry collections include, Lilies, Without, Gardening in the Dark, ... Read more >
    Tony Hoagland
    TONY HOAGLAND has published four collections of poems, of which the latest are Unincorporated Persons In The Late Honda Dynasty, and What Narcissism Means to Me. His recognitions include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the O.B. Hardisson Award for teaching, the ... Read more >
    Jane Hirshfield
    JANE HIRSHFIELD is the author of seven much honored books of poetry, including Come, Thief (Knopf, 2011) and a now-classic collection of essays, Nine Gates: Entering The Mind of Poetry(Harper Collins, 1997). She has also edited and co-translated four ... Read more >
    Thomas Lux
    THOMAS LUX 1946-2017 Acclaimed poet and teacher, born in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1946 to working class parents, Thomas Lux attended Emerson College and the University of Iowa. He began publishing haunted, ironic poems that owed ... Read more >
    B. H. Fairchild
    B.H. FAIRCHILD’s ’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Southern Review, Poetry, Sewanee Review, and many other journals and anthologies, including Best American Poems. He is the author of six collections of ... Read more >
    2012
    2011
    2010
    Stephen Dobyns
    STEPHEN DOBYNS has published many books of poems and 20 novels. He has earned a Melville Cane Award, the National Poetry Series, and the Lamont Poetry Prize of The Academy of American Poets. His renowned book ... Read more >
    2009
    2008
    Kim Addonizio
    Kim Addonizio is the author of several acclaimed poetry collections including The Philosopher’s Club, Jimmy & Rita, and Tell Me, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award, and What Is This Thing Called Love ... Read more >
    2007