Past Residents

  • photo of Stephen Motika
    Stephen Motika, Poet, Summer 2018
    Stephen Motika's first book of poems, Western Practice, was published by Alice James Books in 2012. He is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Arrival and at Mono (2007), In the...
  • photo of Charles Rice-González
    Charles Rice-González, Writer, Activist, Spring 2018
    Charles Rice-González, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, long-time community and LGBTQ activist, co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and an...
  • 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...
  • photo of Lesley Stern
    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 Brad Watson
    Brad Watson, Writer, Spring 2018
    Brad Watson was born in Meridian, Mississippi and currently lives in Wyoming, where he teaches in The University of Wyoming creative writing program. He previously taught at The University...
  • photo of Edward Pavlić
    Edward Pavlić, Writer, Spring 2018
    Ed Pavlić is the author of eleven published or forthcoming books. His work moves between poetry, scholarship, fiction and non-fiction. His most recent work includes Live at the Bitter End...
  • photo of Elmaz Abinader
    Elmaz Abinader, Writer, Poet, Performer, Spring 2018
    Elmaz Abinader is an author and a performer. Her most recent poetry collection, This House, My Bones, was The Editor’s Selection for 2014 from Willow Books/Aquarius. Her books include a...
  • photo of David L. Ulin
    David L. Ulin, Writer, Editor, Spring 2018
    David L. Ulin is the author or editor of ten books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay;...
  • photo of Claire Watkins
    Claire Watkins, Writer, Spring 2018
    Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the Mojave Desert, in Tecopa, California and across the state line in Pahrump, Nevada. A graduate of the...
  • 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.