Publisher of award-winning titles. Founded in 1999 in Detroit to develop underrepresented poets and writers. Its flagship imprint, Willow Books, develops, publishes and promotes writers of color. Publisher of Black Fire This Time, an anthology featuring over 100 poets and writers. Publisher of several national laureates including Lupe Mendez, Texas Poet Laureate and devorah major, San Francisco's Third Poet Laureate. Founder of several residencies, including Writers @ The Carr for young writers. Director of LitFest readings across the country. Event partners include the Smithsonian and Lincoln Center.