Poetry Speakers

From canonical greats to up-and-coming powerhouses, these poet speakers enlighten audiences with lyrical performances and inspirational looks at the writing process.

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Ocean Vuong

Poet and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, MacArthur Fellow, and bestselling author of Red at the Bone

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Ha Jin

National Book Award-winning novelist, international bestseller, and two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Kelly Link

Celebrated short story writer of Get in Trouble

Ian Manuel

Advocate for criminal justice reform, poet, and motivational speaker