Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. His first book, Wild Hundreds, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year, and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. He is a coeditor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. His rap album, Grown, came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. He completed his BA at Vanderbilt University and an MFA at The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers' Program. Nate has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, and The University of Michigan. A founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise, Marshall is the Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at The University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University. He received the 2014 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. In 2015, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.