Dana Gioia, the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (2003-2009), is an acclaimed poet, critic, and literary anthologist. His third collection of poetry, Interrogations at Noon (2001), won the American Book Award. He has also written collections of essays, including Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture (1992; 2002) and Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture (2004). In 2015, he became the California State Poet Laureate.
Radio host and producer Robert Aubry Davis's show Millennium of Music appears on public radio stations nationwide. He is the program director at Sirius XM Radio for two channels: "VOX," featuring classical vocal music, and "The Village," featuring singer-songwriters.
Josephine Reed is Media Producer at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). She has been program director of the book and contemporary theater channel at XM Satellite Radio and a long-time producer and host of a literary public radio show heard in the Washington, DC area.