Named 2021 Texas Poet Laureate, Cyrus Cassells’s latest book of poetry is The Gospel According to Wild Indigo, a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Poetry.
Rita Dove is an American poet and essayist. She is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, 1987, and served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993-1995.
Ilya Kaminsky was born in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. His most recent collection is Deaf Republic (2019), which was named a New York Times Notable Book for that year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 2020.
Carolyn Forché’s five volumes of poetry include Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, Blue Hour and In the Lateness of the World.