Role: Advisors

Leslie Shipman

Leslie Shipman, Assistant Director at the National Book Foundation, NYC, has been active in literary and educational programming for close to twenty years. Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including BOMB, The Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Bellingham Review, Cortland Review and The Laurel Review, and has been anthologized in Best New Poets

Jacquelyn Jackson

Jacquelyn Jackson, National Communications Volunteer, is a communications executive and writer with national and regional experience in strategic marketing, branding creation and implementation. She worked for 25 years in Washington, D.C. as chief lobbyist for the Times Mirror Company, Director of Communications and Outreach for a national PBS program that was produced by the Washington

Lori Bable

Lori Bable is a philosopher and devotee of processes and organizations that are committed to increasing the empowerment of women and people in poverty. She currently serves with Pio Decimo Neighborhood Center, a social service agency supporting the residents of Barrio Viejo since 1946, where she is developing a Microloan Program. Previously, Lori served as

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. Her seven books of poetry, which includes such well-known titles as How We Became Human- New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. These include the New Mexico