Roxbury Poetry Festival
June 05, 2021 / 10 am - 9 pm ET
of national and local writers
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Poet, Educatorand the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition (2019), which was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.
Jericho Brown (he / him) is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University,
Poet, Witch, Noisemaker
Rachel McKibbens (she / her) is a witch, a writer and a thinker. She founded the Pink Door Writing Retreat for fellows and resides in upstate New York.
Author, Teaching Artist, EditorAfrican Poets and an Arab American Book Award, Girls That Never Die (One World/Random House 2021), and the novel in verseHome Is Not A Country, 2021). With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019). She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and lives in Oakland.
Safia Elhillo (she / her) is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the the Sillerman First Book Prize for (Make Me A World/Random House