Sarah Rose Nordgren

Sarah Rose Nordgren is a poet, teacher, and multiform text artist. Her two books of poetry are Best Bones (2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Darwin’s Mother, which is recently released from University of Pittsburgh Press (November 2017). Her poems and essays appear widely in periodicals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The […]

Carol Becker

Carol Becker is Professor of the Arts and Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts. She received her PhD in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego. Before coming to Columbia she was Dean of Faculty and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago […]

Dr. Ignassen Mather

Dr. Ignassen Mather engages in the study of history, literature, film and social communications, which led him to create a diet for the mind, where a selection of proverbs, books and film replaces the regular content received by the media; what he terms “media fat” for 30 Days, allowing the user to step out of […]

Philip Metres

Philip Metres is the author and translator of ten books and a handful of chapbooks, including The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (University of Michigan 2018); Pictures at an Exhibition (University of Akron 2016), winner of the Akron Poetry Prize; Sand Opera (Alice James 2015), honorable mention for the Arab American Book […]

Natasha Ria El-Scari

Natasha Ria El-Scari is a poet, performer, writer, Cave Canem fellow, 2016 Ragdale Residency recipient and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals.  She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a […]

William J. Simmons

William J. Simmons is Provost Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California and Mellon Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. Simmons did his BA at Harvard University and spent three years at the Graduate Center, CUNY and taught at the City College of New York. His criticism and essays […]

Nathaniel Popkin

Nathaniel Popkin is the author of five books, including the new novel Everything is Borrowed (New Door Books), called “utterly absorbing” by the writer Robin Black, and the co-editor of Who Will Speak for America?, a literary anthology in response to the American political crisis, forthcoming in June 2018 (Temple University Press). He is the fiction review editor […]

Anthony Haden-Guest

Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. He was born in Paris, grew up in London and has long lived in New York. He won a New York Emmy for writing and narrating a PBS program about the coming of the affluent immigrants – aka Eurotrash – to Manhattan. His books include The Paradise […]

Jennifer L. Knox

Jennifer L. Knox is the author of four books of poems. Her work has appeared four times in the Best American Poetry series, as well as in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and American Poetry Review last summer. The New York Times said of her most recent book, Days of Shame & Failure (Bloof, 2015), “Knox’s poems hit, with deceptive ease, all the poetic marks […]

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Beth Stephens, Ph.D. has been a filmmaker, performance artist, activist and educator for three decades. Stephens is the Founding Director of E.A.R.T.H. Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she is the Department Chair and Professor of Art. In the last five years she has produced two new feature documentary films, and has shown many video […]