Past Residents

  • photo of Averill Curdy
    Averill Curdy, Poet, Spring 2018
    Averill Curdy is the author of Song & Error (Farrar, Straus, Giroux; 2014), which was named one of the 10 best poetry collections of the year by Slate. The recipient of fellowships...
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    Lesley Stern, Writer, Spring 2018
    Lesley Stern writes across, and through, a mélange of genres, including fiction, memoir, history and criticism. Her books include The Smoking Book, The Scorsese Connection and Dead and...
  • photo of Ladan Osman
    Ladan Osman, Poet, Writer, Winter 2018
    Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden (2019) and The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony (2015). Her writing and photographs appear in a variety of journals. Osman lives in Brooklyn.
  • photo of Nick Flynn
    Nick Flynn, Poet, Writer, Winter 2018
    Nick Flynn has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and The Library of Congress. Some of the venues his poems, essays, and...
  • photo of Joshua Beckman
    Joshua Beckman, Poet, Translator, Winter 2018
    Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew...
  • photo of Vievee Francis
    Vievee Francis, Poet, Writer, Winter 2018
    Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize...
  • photo of Adam Fitzgerald
    Adam Fitzgerald, Poet, Writer, Winter 2018
    Adam Fitzgerald is the author of two collections of poetry, The Late Parade and George Washington, both published by W. W. Norton’s historic Liveright imprint. He serves as poetry editor...
  • photo of Negar Azimi
    Negar Azimi, Writer, Fall 2017
    Negar Azimi is the Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning magazine on the arts and culture of the Middle East and its diasporas. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Harper’s,...
  • photo of Matthieu Aikins
    Matthieu Aikins, Writer, Fall 2017
    Matthieu Aikins is a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award in the Reporting category, and the winner of the 2014 Livingston Award. He received the 2013 Polk Award for magazine...
  • photo of Cathy Park Hong
    Cathy Park Hong, Poet, Summer 2017
    Cathy Park Hong's first book, Translating Mo’um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and...