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A. R. Ammons Portrait
A. R. Ammons

Born in a farmhouse near Whiteville, North Carolina, the son of a tobacco farmer, Archie Randolph Ammons served on a Navy destroyer escort in World War II.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Adrian Louis Portrait
Adrian C. Louis

Born and raised in Nevada, Louis is an enrolled member of the Lovelock Paiute Indian tribe. He was educated at Brown University, where he also went on to receive an M.A. in creative writing.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Native
Gender: Male

Albert Goldbarth

Albert Goldbarth was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the University of Iowa.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Alberto Rios Portrait
Alberto Rios

Alberto Alvaro Ríos was born in the city of Nogales, Arizona, on the Mexican border. His mother was British and his father Mexican.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Latino/a
Gender: Male

Ana Castillo Portrait
Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo was born and grew up in Chicago of Aztec and Mexican ancestry. She was educated at Northern Illinois University and the University of Chicago, thereafter earning a Ph.D.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Latino/a, Native
Gender: Female

Andrew Hudgins Portrait
Andrew Hudgins

Andrew Hudgins was born in Killeen, Texas, as part of a military family. That entailed relocating through the South repeatedly while he was growing up.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Anita Endrezze Portrait
Anita Endrezze

Anita Endrezze was born in Long Beach, California, of Yaqui and European ancestry.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European, Native
Gender: Female

Anthony Hecht Portrait
Anthony Hecht

Born in New York City and educated at Bard College and Columbia, Hecht served in Europe and Japan in the U.S. army.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Audre Lorde Portrait
Audre Lorde

Lorde was born and raised in New York City as the child of West Indian immigrants. She was educated at Hunter College, also spending a year at the National University of Mexico.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Female

C. D. Wright Portrait
C. D. Wright

Born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, C(arolyn) D. Wright is the daughter of a judge and a court reporter.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Carolyn Forche Portrait
Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché was born in Detroit; her father was a tool and die maker, while her mother was a journalist.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Charles Henri Ford Portrait
Charles Henri Ford

Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Charles Henri Ford was first known as the editor of Blues: A Magazine of Verse (1929-30), after which he lived in Paris for several years.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Charles Wright Portrait
Charles Wright

Born in 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College, the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, and the University of Rome, Charles Wright is currently a professor in the Writing

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Claudia Rankine Portrait
Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Jamaica and New York City. She was educated at Williams College and Columbia University.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Female

D. A. Powell Portrait
D. A. Powell
Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Denise Levertov Portrait
Denise Levertov

Born in Ilford, Essex, in England, Levertov was educated at home until she went briefly to ballet school and then trained to work as a nurse in London during World War II.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott was born in 1930 in the town of Castries in Saint Lucia, one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

Donald Justice Portrait
Donald Justice

Donald Justice was born in Miami and educated at Miami University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Iowa.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Western European
Gender: Male

Dorothy Parker Portrait
Dorothy Parker

Born Dorothy Rothschild and raised in New York City, Parker worked early on for a number of magazines, including Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Dudley Randall Portrait
Dudley Randall

Dudley Randall was born in Washington, D.C., but moved to Detroit in 1920.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

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