Sharon Dolin

Sharon Dolin is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Imperfect Present, Manual for Living, Whirlwind, and Burn and Dodge, which won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry.  She is also the author of two poetry books in translation from Catalan, Gemma Gorga’s Late to the House of Words, shortlisted for the 2022 International Griffin Poetry Prize, and Book of Minutes. The recipient of a 2021 NEA Fellowship in Translation, she lives in New York City, where she is Associate Editor of Barrow Street Press and teaches poetry workshops.

Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher earned a BA from Swarthmore College, and an MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Fisher is the author of Daywork (Milkweed Editions, 2024); Inmost (Nightboat Books, 2012); and Frail-Craft (Yale University Press, 2007). She is an associate professor of English at Williams College and lives in western Massachusetts.

Kevin Goodan

Kevin Goodan was born in Montana and raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation where his stepfather and brothers are tribal members. Goodan earned his BA from the University of Montana and worked as a firefighter for ten years with the U.S. Forest Service before receiving his MFA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2004. He has taught at the University of Connecticut and has served as Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University. Kevin is the author of seven books of poetry including his new collection In The Days That Followed. He currently lives in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire.

Didi Jackson

Didi Jackson is the author of Moon Jar and a new collection, My Infinity. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, Oxford American, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review among other journals and magazines. She has had poems selected for Best American Poetry, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-day, The Slow Down with Tracy K. Smith, and Together in Sudden Strangeness: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic. Didi is the recipient of the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and was a finalist for the Meringoff Prize in Poetry. She lives in Nashville, TN and teaches at Vanderbuilt University.

Major Jackson

Major Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (2023), The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. He is also the author of A Beat Beyond: The Selected Prose of Major Jackson edited by Amor Kohli. A recipient of fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, John S. Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry London, and World Literature Today. Major Jackson lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.