Rose Styron

Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator and international human rights activist. She's published four volumes of poetry (Viking, Rizzoli), and 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. A variety of her articles appeared in national periodicals on her involvement. In 2009 and 2010 Rose 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 (LSU Press) and The Selected Letters of William Styron (Random House), also editing the latter. Her essays and book chapters are published from time to time. With Meryl Streep, she co-chairs Poetry and the Creative Mind on stage at Lincoln Center on behalf of the Academy of American Poets each April. Beyond Conflict, with its new emphasis on neuroscience and conflict resolution, interests her greatly. Rose's new volume of poems Fierce Day will be published this November. She is currently working on a memoir.