Jurors

Each year, ten notable professionals review the semi-finalists’ work to select the five National Student Poets. Below is a list of jurors who have participated in the adjudication process.

The Class of 2017 with long-time Program supporter and return juror, Edward Hirsch. Photo Credit: Connor Harrigan

2017 Jurors

Jennifer Benka
Richard Blanco
Ann Burg
Kyle Dargan
Juan Felipe Herrera
Edward Hirsch
Rickey Laurentiis
Robin Coste Lewis
Marilyn Nelson
Alice Quinn

Past Jurors

Kwame Alexander
Esther Belin
Robert Casper
Michael Earl Craig
Mayda Del Valle
Toi Derricotte
Martin Jude Farawell
Carolyn Forché
Andrea Gibson
Kimiko Hahn
Joy Harjo
Terrance Hayes
David Lynn
Glenis Redmond
Roger Reeves
Naomi Shihab Nye
Patricia Smith
Rose Styron
Jeff Tweedy
Kerry Washington
Alfre Woodard
Jacqueline Woodson