LIsted below are participants signed on so far for the 2023 NOPF. You can sort by last name and also by event, or use Ctrl F to search for a name.

2023 Features

Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and OlioOlio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  It was also nominated for the National Book… read more

2023 Events:
Saturday Night Feature


Catarina Lins is the author of Músculo (7Letras, 2015), Parvo orifício (Garupa, 2016), Na capital sul-americana do porco light (7Letras, 2018), and O teatro do mundo (7Letras, 2017), which was a finalist for the Jabuti Prize for Poetry in 2018 and was translated into Spanish by Rodrigo Álvarez as El teatro del mundo (Zindo y Gafuri, 2019). Her poems… read more

2023 Events:
Friday Night International Feature


Afro-Brazilian poet and composer Salgado Maranhão was born in the village of Canabrava das Maças, where he spent much of his youth in the fields. His taste for poetry and for music came from the troubadours who passed through the village. He went on to study journalism in Rio de Janeiro. Along with his prodigious poetic output, (his poetry has been translated into English,… read more

2023 Events:
Friday Night International Feature


omar salomao

Omar Salomão is a Brazilian visual artist whose practice spans drawing, poetry, writing, photography, design, installation, sculpture, scenography, and curating. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages and Literature (Portuguese) and a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. His Ph.D. research interest develops interweaving writing and artistic practice, with special… read more

2023 Events:
Friday Night International Feature


NARLAN MATOS – Brazil-USA - Born in Itaquara, 1975. "One of the biggest virtues of Narlan Matos' poetry is his capacity to listen and to identify the deepest problems of our times,… read more

2023 Events:
Friday Night International Feature


Lia Vieira

Lia Vieira is an Afro-Brazilian writer, visual artist, and activist from Rio de Janeiro with an extensive history of struggle in the black and feminist movements in Brazil. She earned a doctorate degree in education from the Universidad de La Habana and the Universidade Estácio de Sá. She is the author of Eu, mulher – mural de poesias (1990), Chica da Silva – a mulher que inventou… read more

2023 Events:
Friday Night International Feature


2023 Presenters and Board Members

Tom Andes

Tom Andes has published fiction in Witness, Natural Bridge, the Akashic Books Mondays Are Murder Flash Fiction Blog, Best American Mystery Stories 2012, and elsewhere. He frequently writes reviews for publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books and The Rumpus. A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and San… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board


Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press. She co-hosted the 17 Poets! Literary Series from 2002-2012 and hosted the Blood Jet Poetry Reading Series from 2013-2019 in New Orleans as well as founded The Dragonfly performance space in 2018. She is the co-founder of the New Orleans Poetry Festival. She has been most recently… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Co-Director


Skye Jackson is a poet & editor from New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote the prize-winning chapbook, A Faster Grave, received an AWP Intro Journals Award and won the KGB Open Mic Competition. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern ReviewRHINOThe London Magazine, Green Mountains Review, the Library of Congress Poetry… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board


Bill Lavender

Bill Lavender is a poet, novelist, musician, carpenter and publisher living in New Orleans. My ID, his eleventh book of poetry, was published by BlazeVOX in October, 2019. His novel trilogy, Three Letters, (comprised of Q, Little A… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Co-Director


Benjamin Morris

A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is the author of Coronary (Fitzgerald Letterpress, 2011), Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City (Arcadia/The History Press, 2014), and Ecotone (Antenna/Press Street, 2017). His work appears in such places as The Oxford American, The Los Angeles Review of Books,… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board


Sean F. Munro is an Associate Professor of English at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. He has recent poems in Indiana Review, Split Lip Magazine, & Under a Warm Green Linden. He hosts a weekly poetry radio show, Lunch Poems, helps organize the New Orleans Poetry Festival, co-curates… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board


Lisa Pasold is originally from Montreal. Her 2012 book, Any Bright Horse, was nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her fifth book, The Riparian, is about a ghost, a river, and a dive bar. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as Fence, Exile, and New American Writing. Lisa has taught Creative Writing at… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board


In 1998, Jonathan Penton founded UnlikelyStories.org. Since then, he has lent editorial and management assistance to a number of literary and artistic ventures, such as MadHat, Inc. and Big Bridge. He has organized literary performances, and performed himself, in places like Arkansas, California, Chihuahua, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana,… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Technical Director


Karisma Price is from New Orleans, LA, and holds an MFA in poetry from New York University. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Four Way Review, Wildness, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and New York University, was winner of 2019 Best of the Net Prize, a finalist for the 2019 Manchester Poetry Prize, and awarded The 2020 J. Howard and Barbara… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board


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2023 Events:
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Rodrigo Toscano

Rodrigo Toscano is a poet and essayist based in New Orleans. He is the author of ten books of poetry. His latest book is The Charm & The Dread (Fence Books, 2022). His previous books include In Range, Explosion Rocks Springfield, Deck of Deeds,… read more

2023 Events:
NOPF Board