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Judy Blume, author most recently of In the Unlikely Event and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, July/August 2015.

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Mark Doty, author most recently of Deep Lane and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, May/June 2015.

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Tracy K. Smith, author most recently of Ordinary Light and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, March/April 2015.

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Donald Hall, author most recently of Essays After Eighty and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, November/December 2014.

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Louise Glück, author most recently of Faithful and Virtuous Night and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, September/October 2014.

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