Karina Yan Glaser

Karina Yan Glaser is the New York Times bestselling writer and illustrator of The Vanderbeekers series—a New York Times Notable Children’s Book and the winner of the NYC Book Award. Glaser is also the author of the standalone novel A Duet for Home, which was a Publisher’s Weeklybestseller. She lives in Harlem with her husband, … Continued

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Max Hipp

Max Hipp is a teacher, writer, and musician from Oxford, Mississippi. His work has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, Cheap Pop, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Black Warrior Review, among others. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Mississippi.

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Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the author of two poetry collections, Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf; a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic; and the recently published novel Martyr!. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine. The recipient of honors including multiple Pushcart Prizes, a … Continued

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Clair Lamb

Clair Lamb is a writer, editor, and researcher who has served as a judge for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction since 2009. Her clients include internationally bestselling novelists John Connolly, Joseph Finder, and Lisa Lutz. She was assistant editor of the Edgar, Anthony, and Agatha Awards-winning anthology Books to Die For. She lives in … Continued

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Saddiq Dzukogi 

Saddiq Dzukogi is a Nigerian poet and assistant professor of English at Mississippi State University. He is the author of Your Crib, My Qibla, selected by Carolyn Forché as winner of the 2021 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and the 2022 Julie Suk Award. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships from the Nebraska Art Council, the … Continued

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