Laura Baudo Sillerman
Laura Baudo Sillerman is a writer active in many cultural and educational organizations. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Harlem Academy and a member of the advisory boards of Stony Brook University, The Southampton Writers Conference, and The Southampton Review, and the Poetry Society of America as well as the educational advisory board of The Academy of American Poets. Along with her husband, Robert F.X. Sillerman, she is a founder of The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University, where she serves as consultant. She is a co-founder of The African Poetry Fund and Series with Kwame Dawes and the underwriter of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications in print and online. She joined the PEN America Board in 2014.