Co-founder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady is the author of Hardheaded Weather (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008), Brutal Imagination (2001), and the autobiography of a jukebox (1997), among many others. Nandi Comer has received fellowships from Virginia Center for the Arts, Cave Canem, and Callaloo; her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review,Crab Orchard Review, and several anthologies. Kwame Dawes is the twenty books of poetry, including his most recent collection, City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern University Press, 2017), and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. Natalie J. Graham is the author of Begin with a Failed Body (University of Georgia Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.