Haki R. Madhubuti—a publisher, editor, and educator—has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition. He has published more than 28 books is one of the world’s best-selling authors of poetry and non-fiction. He is the founder of Third World Press and has also cofounded and developed numerous other Chicago educational institutes. Additionally, he has held faculty positions at Columbia College of Chicago, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Howard University, Morgan State University, and the University of Iowa. Dr. Madhubuti is also an award-winning poet and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, the American Book Award, an Illinois Arts Council Award, the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award and others.