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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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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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Novelist Jesmyn Ward, author most recently of Men We Reaped and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, September/October 2013.

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