Along with two memoirs, Jerald Walker is the author of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, a 2020 nonfiction Finalist for the National Book Award. His work has appeared in publications such as the Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones, and it has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays series.

He is a Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature at Emerson College.

Alexander Chee

Visiting Writer, Winter 2018

Lauren Markham

Visiting Alumnx CNF Writer, Winter 2018

Kyle Dargan

Visiting Poet, Winter 2017

Sunil Yapa

Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2019

Clifford Thompson

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2018

Major Jackson

Distinguished Visiting Poet, Winter 2016