Vivé Griffith

Vivé Griffith is an Austin, Texas-based writer and educator whose work focuses on expanding opportunities for creative community for all. She has taught poetry to everyone from kindergarteners to retirees and was a volunteer mentor in the Veterans Writing Project. Vivé teaches creative writing at Austin Community College and has been a visiting professor at the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. A former Public Voices Fellow at the OpEd Project, she trains individuals to write advocacy pieces.

Vivé is the author of Weeks in This Country and has published work in the Washington Post, Oxford American, The Sun, River Teeth, Gettysburg Review, and Hippocampus. Her poem “Woman on Trapeze” was on display at the Blanton Museum of Art for a decade. Each Sunday she places a new poem in the Poetry Box in front of her house, believing that the world is made better when poetry is part of our everyday lives.

Leatha Kendrick

Leatha Kendrick is the author of five poetry collections, most recently And Luckier, from Accents Publishing. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Exit 7, Tar River Poetry, Appalachian Heritage, New Madrid Review, the Southern Poetry Review, the James Dickey Review, Still: An Online Journal, the Baltimore Review, The Southern Women’s Review, and in anthologies including The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume 3—Contemporary Appalachia and What Comes Down to Us – Twenty-Five Contemporary Kentucky Poets. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo credit: Kevin Nance

Adrienne Su

Adrienne Su is the author of five books of poems, Middle Kingdom (1997), Sanctuary (2006), Having None of It (2009), Living Quarters (2015), and Peach State (March 2021). Among her awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Barbara Deming Fund, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems appear in many anthologies, including Border Lines: Poems of Migration; The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink; Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry; and four volumes of Best American Poetry. An Atlanta native, she lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is chair of the creative writing department at Dickinson College, where she has taught since 2000. Photo credit: Guy Freeman