Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation
Jericho Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). Marwa Helal is the author of Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and the winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest. She has been awarded fellowships from Poets House (2017), Brooklyn Poets (2016) and Cave Canem (2016) and her work has appeared in Apogee, Hyperallergic, the Offing, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. Kwoya Fagin Maples’ most recent poetry collection, Mend, was finalist for the AWP Prize and is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky.