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Jillian Weise’s latest poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes, won the James Laughlin Award from...
Lawrence Weschler was for over twenty years a staff writer at The New Yorker, where...
Dr. Cornel West has been described as one of America’s most vital and eloquent public...
Orlando White is Diné (Navajo) from Sweetwater, Arizona. The author of one book of poetry...
Steven F. White has translated and edited anthologies of poetry from Nicaragua, Chile and Brazil...
Colson Whitehead is the author of The Underground Railroad, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize...
A veteran of nonprofit literary publishing for two decades, Michael Wiegers is the Executive Editor...
Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of...
Leslie Wilkes is an American abstract artist who specializes in highly geometrical, kaleidoscopic gouache works...
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is a member of the Haida Nation, from the village of Skidegate, Haida...
Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist based in New York City. He is professor...
Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book, Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015)...
Sean Wilsey‘s work has been published in The Los Angeles Times Book Review, McSweeny’s, The...
Christian Wiman is the author of two books of poetry, The Long Home (Story Line...
Emi Winter was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 1973 to American parents and has lived...
Larry Woiwode was born in North Dakota and began his writing life under the mentorship...
Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and...
Sheldon S. Wolin, born in 1922, is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He...
C.D. Wright (1949-2016) could be described in many ways: she was an experimental writer, a...
Jay Wright is a poet and playwright whose work focuses largely on personal biography, African...
JoAnn Wypijewski is an independent journalist and columnist for Mother Jones magazine. For eighteen years...
Marvin X (née Marvin Ellis Jackmon) is a poet, playwright, essayist, director, and lecturer. Under...
Lois-Ann Yamanaka was born on the island of Moloka’i in Hawaii. She has written three...
Jeffrey Yang is the author of the poetry books An Aquarium (winner of the PEN/Joyce...
Susan York makes magic with graphite; drawings, installations, sculptures and rooms covered in the material...
Kevin Young often finds meaning and inspiration for his poetry in African American music, particularly...
Marilyn B. Young is a historian of US foreign relations and a professor of history...
Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov, Poland, in 1945 and educated at the Iagelonian University...
Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, including Sun Bear, forthcoming from...
Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist...

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