Residents' Experiences

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    Ishion Hutchinson, Poet, Summer 2014
    Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections, Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book...
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    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Activist, Writer, Winter 2013
    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is assistant professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She writes about Black politics, housing inequality and issues of race and...
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    Ali Abunimah, Writer, Winter 2013
    Ali Abunimah is a journalist and the co-founder and executive director of The Electronic Intifada, a nonprofit, independent online publication focusing on Palestine. A graduate of Princeton...
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    Natalie Diaz, Poet, Fall 2012
    Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian...
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    Alan Heathcock, Writer, Summer 2012
    Alan Heathcock’s debut collection of stories, VOLT (Graywolf Press), was a Best Book 2011 selection from numerous newspapers and magazines including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, and the...
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    Chris Williams, Writer, Summer 2012
    Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist based in New York City. He is professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University and chair of the science department at Packer...
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    Nathalie Handal, Poet, Summer 2012
    Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, writer, and a cultural and literary activist. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab...
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    Angie Estes, Poet, Spring 2012
    Angie Estes is the author of four books, most recently Tryst, which was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines,...
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    Michael McGriff, Poet, Translator, Fall 2011
    Michael McGriff was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. He has published two poetry collections, Dismantling the Hills (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008) and Home Burial (Copper Canyon...
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    Christian Campbell, Poet, Summer 2011
    Christian Campbell is a writer of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage and the author of Running the Dusk. He studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and received a PhD at Duke. His work has...