Mark Bibbins is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full (Copper Canyon Press), named one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2014. He has received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and a Lambda Literary Award. Bibbins teaches in the graduate writing programs of The New School and Columbia University, and edits the poetry section of The Awl.
Katie Ford is the author of Deposition, Colosseum, and Blood Lyrics, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and the Rilke Prize. Colosseum was named among the “Best Books of 2008” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review and led to a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize. The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, and The American Poetry Review have published her poems, and her work is forthcoming in The Norton Introduction to Literature. Her fourth book is forthcoming from Graywolf Press is 2017. Ford teaches at the University of California, Riverside, where she directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts.
Joy Harjo is an acclaimed poet, musician, writer, and performer. Her books of award-winning poetry include her newest Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. Her memoir Crazy Brave won the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction. She is the recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is at work on a musical, an album of music, and a second memoir. She holds a Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Tree Swenson has been the executive director of Hugo House since early 2012. She previously spent ten years as executive director of the Academy of American Poets in New York, where she launched the Poem-a-Day program and started the annual Poetry & the Creative Mind event at Lincoln Center. Swenson was the executive director and publisher at Copper Canyon Press, which she co-founded, for twenty years. The Press produced books from poets including Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize–winners, and garnered numerous national awards. She also served as director of programs at the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is a former board president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). She holds an MPA degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard.
2016 National Book Awards - Cave Canem (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Colson Whitehead (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Daniel Borzutzky (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - David Steinberger (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Dr William P Kelly (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Ibram X. Kendi (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - James English (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Joy Harjo (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Katherine Paterson (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Larry Wilmore (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Lisa Lucas (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Masha Gessen (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Robert A Caro (Full)
2016 National Book Awards - Terrance Hayes Presents Cave Canem with Literarian Award
2016 National Book Awards -Lewis, Aydin & Powell Win Young People's Lit. Award (Full)