Yusef Komunyakaa is a Vietnam veteran turned poet, and his critically acclaimed work has garned comparisons to Langston Hughes, Ezra Pound, Gwendolyn Brooks, and T.S. Eliot. He currently teaches creative writing at Princeton University.
Margaret Walker is the critically acclaimed poet/writer whose work continually uplifts the struggle of the black race through art. She holds six honorary degrees, and has been publishing her writings since 1943.