Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator, and international human rights activist. She has traveled widely for Amnesty International and other human rights organizations, chairing AIUSA’s National Advisory Council, PEN’s Freedom to Write Committee, and the RFK Human Rights Award. In 2009 and 2010 Ms. Styron was a resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and its Carr Center for Human Rights. Recently she has written introductions to Letters to My Father (Lousiana State University Press) and The Selected Letters of William Styron (Random House), which she also edited. With Meryl Streep, she cochairs Poetry & the Creative Mind on stage at Lincoln Center on behalf of the Academy of American Poets each April. She has published four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is Fierce Day (Friesen Press).