Past Guests

  • Abdourahman Waberi
    January 28, 2016

    Djiboutian novelist, essayist, academic, and poet Abdourahman Waberi currently teaches at George Washington University.

  • Ada Limón

    Ada Limón's Bright Dead Things, her fourth book of poetry, was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry as well as the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award

  • Adam Hochschild

    Author and journalist Adam Hochschild is one of the co-founders of Mother Jones.

  • Adam Zagajewski

    Adam Zagajewski’s Without End: New and Selected Poems was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002.

  • Adonis

    Adonis, the 2011 recipient of Germany’s prestigious Goethe poetry prize, was born Ali Hamid Saeed Esber in Syria.

  • Adrienne Rich

    American poet and essayist Adrienne Rich was born in Baltimore and published over 30 books before her death in 2012.

  • Aldon Nielsen

    Aldon Nielsen is a poet and critic born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Educated in Washington, D.C.

  • Amiri Baraka

    Amiri Baraka is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, music history, and criticism.

  • Ammiel Alcalay

    Ammiel Alcalay is a poet, translator, critic and scholar born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1956.

  • Amy Goodman

    Amy Goodman is the principal host of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now!