Poetry | Chris Tysh, Editor

Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty, a poet based in California, is the author of numerous collections, including Personal Volcano (2019), Verne & Lemurian Objects (2017), The Fugitive Notebook (2014), Who That Divines (2014), A Tonalist (2010), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975–2007, and Rondeaux (1990)

John Sinclair

John Sinclair is a poet, political activist, and counterculture icon, based in Detroit. His jazz poetry is often performed with the Blues Scholars. His publications include It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader (2008), We Just Change the Beat: Selected Poems (1988) and This Is Our Music (1965), and the music-in-verse collections Fattening Frogs for Snakes: Delta Sound Suite (2002), and Thelonious: a book of monk (1994).

Khaled Mattawa

Khaled Mattawa is a Libyan-born poet, translator, and editor who moved to the United States in 1979. He is the author of multiple collections of poetry including Fugitive Atlas (2020), Mare Nostrum, a chapbook (2019), Tocqueville (2010) and Amorisco (2008)

Sawako Nakayasu

Poet and translator Sawako Nakayasu was born in Japan and moved to the United States at the age of six. She is the author of several poetry collections, including Some Girls Walk Into the Country They Are From (2020) The Ants (2014), Texture Notes (2010), Hurry Home Honey (2009), and So We Have Been Given Time Or (2004).

Tyrone Williams

Formerly from Detroit, Tyrone Williams, poet and scholar, is the author of c.c. (2002), On Spec (2008), The Hero Project of the Century (2009), Adventures of Pi (2011), and Howell (2011), As iZ (2018), and editor of African American Literature: Revised Edition (2008).