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Roxane Gay, author most recently of An Untamed State and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, May/June 2014.

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Kevin Powers, author most recently of the poetry collection Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, March/April 2014.

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Elizabeth Gilbert, author most recently of the novel The Signature of All Things and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, November/December 2013.

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