Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic and the author of five books of non-fiction. Her books include the hybrid cult classic Bluets and The Argonauts (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award), as well as four poetry collections. In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Claudia Rankine is the author of five books, including the bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric. A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she is the winner of many prizes including a 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship. She is an adjunct professor of English and African-American Studies at Yale University.
Denise Riley is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry. She is currently Professor of the History of Ideas and of Poetry at UEA. Her latest collection is Say Something Back (2016), for which she won the Roehampton Poetry Prize. She lives in London.