Najjar Abdul-Musawwir 

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir is an internationally acknowledged artist who has exhibited in the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Chantel Acevedo

Chantel Acevedo’s first novel, Love and Ghost Letters, won the Latino International Book Award and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book of the Year. Song of the Red Cloak, a...

Heather Bell Adams

Originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina, Heather Bell Adams now lives in Raleigh, where she practices law.

Ashley Addair

Ashley Addair is a visual artist, new mama, and nomadic traveler. She is a modern dancer and holds track and field records in the state of Illinois. She tells one joke every year at...

Malaika Albrecht

Malaika King Albrecht is the author of three poetry books. Her most recent book What the Trapeze Artist Trusts (Press 53) won honorable mention in the Oscar Arnold Young Award and was a...

Lisa Alembik

A native Atlantan, Lisa Alembik is an artist, educator and curator. Through drawings, paintings, and sculptural installation she explores the effects of loving and loss on the fleshy body.

Lisa Alther

Lisa Alther is the author of six novels, Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes in Heaven, and Washed in the Blood, as well as a memoir (Kinfolks), a narrative history...

Nadia Ammar

Nadia Ammar was born in the UK to Egyptian parents, but spent her childhood in North Carolina where she attended Salem Academy.

John Anderson

After growing up in the artistic retreat at Shearwater Pottery, where he was constantly surrounded by larger-than-life heroes that seemed to exist in a mystical realm far beyond his level...

James Applewhite

James Applewhite is an acclaimed American poet whose poetry has been published in numerous volumes, anthologies, and magazines.

Martha K. Baker

Martha K. Baker is the second of four daughters born to a couple who dropped out of Parenting 101 before the midterm. She is an English-Major-for-Life who holds a master’s degree.

Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin anchors the 2 - 4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. Baldwin has been in the nerve center -- from the field and behind the anchor desk -- during countless breaking news events at...

Wayne Baquet

Wayne Baquet has lived in New Orleans all of his life and contributed to its restaurant culture since the mid-1960s.

Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes

Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes was born and raised in Gravel Hill, Arkansas, and moved to Louisiana in 1987 to work in the Jean Lafitte National Park’s Barataria Preserve. Since 1999, he has...

Thomas Curtis Barnwell, Jr.

Thomas Curtis Barnwell, Jr., was born in 1935 on Hilton Head Island, SC, and is a fourth-generation islander who is considered one of the Gullah elders of the island. Barnwell grew up on...

William Barnwell

William Barnwell is an Episcopal clergyman who grew up in Old White Charleston, S.C. At his seminary in the middle 1960s, he realized that he could not go into the ministry until he figured...

Terry Barr

Terry Barr's essays have appeared or will soon appear in such journals as The Bitter Southerner, Hippocampus, Red Truck Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Full Grown...

Bo Bartlett

Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. His paintings are well within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth.

Randy Bates

Randy Bates’s publications include RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Dolphin Island (Finishing Line Press), and work in the Southern Review,...

Jonas Bedford-Strohm

Jonas Bedford-Strohm studied theology, philosophy, and political theory at Heidelberg University, Germany; Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and Yale Divinity Schoo

Raine Bedsole

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Raine Bedsole spent much of her childhood on a farm. Her earliest experiences inspired a lifelong interest in nature’s forms and textures and continue to...

Adia Benson

After receiving her degree in culinary arts from Auguste Escoffier in Avignon, France, Adia Benson spent the next several years working with food and branding for Daniel Boulud's The Dinex...

Michele Tracy Berger

Michele Tracy Berger, Ph.D., is a professor, a writer, and a creativity coach. She is associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC–Chapel Hill.

Marlon Blackwell

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the...

Tarleton Blackwell

Tarleton Blackwell is a native of Manning, South Carolina. He is a 1978 graduate of Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina. Blackwell received both the Master of Arts and the Master of...

Lesley Nowlin Blessing

Lesley Nowlin Blessing’s passion for photography began in adolescence and evolved into a career that encompasses documentary photography, curatorial experience, and now fine art...

Vincencia Blount

She was introduced to me as “Tatty”. That’s the name all her friends and family used.

Roy Blount, Jr.

Roy Blount, Jr. has published twenty-three books, the latest of which is Alphabetter Juice: The Joy of Text. He contributes to many magazines and frequently appears on the NPR news quiz...

Belle Boggs

Belle Boggs is the author of The Gulf: A Novel; The Art of Waiting; and Mattaponi Queen: Stories. The Art of Waiting was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art...

Emma Bolden

Emma Bolden is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press, 2016) andMaleficae (GenPop Books, 2013), and four chapbooks.