September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

Presenters 1979-2011

2011 Tananarive Due Lynnell Edwards Katja Esson Krista Franklin Kim Dana Kupperman Francine Prose Aimee Nezhukumatathil Danzy Senna Susan Stewart 

2010 Diane Ackerman Jennifer Chang Erin L. Cox Sue Halpern C.E. Morgan Simone Muench Heather Sellers Patricia Smith Mary Ann Taylor-Hall Valerie Wilson Wesley 

2009 Elizabeth Alexander Jenny Bent Sallie Bingham Nikky Finney Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Holly Goddard Jones Gina McCauley Rachel McKibbens Christine Schutt Susan Vreeland 

2008 Malín Alégria Laura Benedict Debra Marquart Joyce Carol Oates Kim Osorio Jennifer Sahn Ginger Strand Samantha Thornhill Natasha Trethewey Lisa Williams

2007 Nickole Brown Lee Byrd Nathalie Handal Sally Jenkins Sedika Mojadidi Jessica Care Moore Naomi Shihab Nye Helen Oyeyemi Ann Pancake Michelle Slatalla

2006 Alex Beauchamp Diane Gilliam Fisher Amy Kim Ganter Phoebe Gloeckner Hayden Herrera Mabel Maney Heather Raffo Sonia Sanchez Patricia Smith Urban Bush Women Jane Vandenburgh Sarah Vowell Lauren Weinstein Jawole Willa Jo Zollar 

2005 Elaine Brown Candace Bushnell Beth Ann Fennelly Patty Friedman Christine Fugate Louise Glück Donna Hilbert Ito Hiromi Dana Levin Tift Merritt Vijai Nathan Alexandra Robbins Sonia Sanchez Ann Telnaes Neda Ulaby Neela Vaswani Carrie Mae Weems 

2004 Sabrina Dhawan Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Arwen Donahue Catherine Anne Fosl Shirley Horn Jane Juska Harriet Logan Sena Jeter Nashland Shana Penn Sonia Sanchez Alix Strauss Yoko Tawada Jamie Walker Rebecca Walker Cecilia Woloch 

2003 Martha Barnette Susan Bordo Haisa Diner Kim Edwards Nikky Finney Vertamae Grosvenor Marya Hornbacker Leatha Kendrick Lorraine Lopez Heather Lyons Barbara Robinette Moss Ruth Ozeki Jewell Parker Rhodes Elizabeth Rozin Cynthia Rush Susan Seligson Ellen Ruppell Shell Vandana Shiva Elizabeth Surbin Becky Thompson 

2002 Julianna Baggott Eleanor Taylor Bland Sandra Maria Esteves Roberta Gellis Yunah Hong Nalo Hopkinson Sandra Maria Jackson-Opoku Bobbie Ann Mason Karen Salyer McElmurray Eren McGinnis Elaine Fowler Palencia Lynn Pruett Peggy Seeger Susan O'Dell Underwood 

2001 Sallie Bingham Maud Casey Mary Daly Linda Scott DeRosier Janice Eidus Kelly Ellis Nancy Mairs Pat Mora Leslie Miller Elizabeth Nunez Crystal Wilkinson 

2000 Judith Ortiz Cofer Margarita Donnelly Patricia Johnson Karen Sayler McElmurray Sena Jeter Naslund Gloria Valasquez 

1999 Susan Bordo Marie Brown Marita Golden Dorothy Randall Gray bell hooks Joanne Meschery Gwendolyn Parker Michelle Parkerson Gywn Hyman Rubio Aishah Shahidah Simmons 

1997 Joan Brannon Norma Cole Merlene Davis Nancy Elliot Kim Edwards Nancy Grayson Holmes Sandy Huss Mary Jefferson Rhea Lehman Sharyn McCrumb Elizabeth Meese Carmelita Tropicana Wishing Chair 

1996 Normandi Ellis Jane Flax Nancy Gruver Collette Inez George Ella Lyon Rachel Ostovich Molly Peacock Ellen H. Spitz Helena Maria Viramontes 

1995 Normandi Ellis Nikky Finney Mary Ann Taylor-Hall Jane Vance 

1994 Paula Gunn Allen Isabel Allende Julia Alvarez Renni Browne Angela DeBord Sarah Gorham June Jordan 

1993 Opal Palmer Adisa Dorothy Allison Gloria Anzaldua bell hooks 

1992 Chrystos J. California Cooper Marianne Hirsch Cynthia Kadohata George Ella Lyon Grace Paley Jayne Anne Phillips 

1991 Margo Culley Nikky Finney Ellen Gilchrist Jane Goldberg Marianne Goldberg Natalie Goldberg Paula Larke Minnie Bruce Pratt Dorothy Spruil Redford 

1990 Gwendolyn Brooks Jo Carson Toi Derricotte Melissa Pritchard Anne Redmon Spiderwoman Theatre 

1989 Claribel Alegria Michelle Cliff Carolyn Forché Barbara Kingsolver Alicia Portnoy Sonia Sanchez 

1988 Camile Bacon-Smith Andrea Dworkin Denise Giardina Sandra Gilbert Susan Gubar Rosa Guy Marilyn Hacker Sharon Olds Sherley Anne Williams Billie Jean Young

1987 Alexis De Veaux Virginia Hamilton Joy Harjo Belinda Mason More Fire! Gloria Naylor Sharon O'Brien Gloria Steinem Diane Wakoski 

1986 Mary Biggs Sallie Bingham Rita Dove Mary Gordon Judith Kagan Gardiner Bobbie Ann Mason Lee Smith George Ella Lyon Judith Serebnick Theatre Workshop of Louisville 

1985 Barbara Banks Jodi Braxton Rita Mae Brown Jo Carson McKeel McBride Brenda Marie Osbey Beverly Byars-Pevitts Lucie Massie Phenix Veronica Selver 

1984 Maggie Anderson Christina Baldwin Helen Chinoy Mary Daly Nikki Giovanni Patricia Lamb Mary Mebane Louise Shivers Split Britches Theatre Group Nancy Willard

1983 Jo Carson Susan Griffin Jane Joyce Lee Howard Kristen Hunter George Ella Lyon Nancy Milford Ntozake Shange Betsey Sholl Women's Experimental Theatre 

1982 Margaret Atwood Sallie Bingham Olga Broumas Beverly Byars-Pevitts Wendy Kesselman Annette Kolodny Cherie Moraga Barbara Smith 

1981 Paule Marshal Marge Piercy Adrienne Rich Mary Helen Washington Ruth Whitman Sherley Anne Williams 

1980 Nina Baym Jessica Hagerdorn Angela Jackson Audre Lorde Tillie Olsen Leslie Marmon Silko Leslie Ullman Sylvia Wilkerson 

1979 Maya Angelou Toni Cade Bambara Ruth Stone Alice Walker Ruth Whitman