From Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of six books of poetry, published in the U.S. and UK, including No Ruined Stone (2021). Her collection, Madwoman, won the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Poetry Prize. Her work has been widely published in the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe, has been translated into several languages, and has received such recognition as a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and an NEA Poetry Fellowship. From 2003-17 she directed the Stadler Center for Poetry and is now a liberal arts professor of English at Penn State University. She was recently awarded The Southern Review's Oran Robert Perry Burke Award for Nonfiction. She has been named the 2021 Penn State Laureate.