Past Residents

  • photo of Stephanos Papadopoulos
    Stephanos Papadopoulos, Poet, Translator, Winter 2019
    Stephanos Papadopoulos was born in North Carolina in 1976 and raised in Paris and Athens. He is the author of Lost Days, Hôtel-Dieu, and The Black Sea, and Carrboro Station (forthcoming) as...
  • photo of Jenny George
    Jenny George, Writer, Poet, Winter 2019
    Jenny George is the author of The Dream of Reason, published by Copper Canyon Press. She is also a winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize and a recipient of fellowships from...
  • photo of Monica Youn
    Monica Youn, Poet, Winter 2019
    Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America. It was also shortlisted for the National Book...
  • photo of Jeffrey Yang
    Jeffrey Yang, Poet and Translator, Fall 2018
    Jeffrey Yang is the author of the poetry collections Hey, Marfa, Vanishing-Line, and An Aquarium (Winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award). He is the translator of Bei Dao’s...
  • photo of Laila Lalami
    Laila Lalami, Writer and Critic, Fall 2018
    Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain, and the United States. She is the author of the novels Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Secret Son, and, most...
  • photo of Mai Der Vang
    Mai Der Vang, Poet, Fall 2018
    Mai Der Vang is the author of Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), which received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Virginia...
  • photo of Claire Dederer
    Claire Dederer, Writer, Fall 2018
    Claire Dederer is the author of two critically acclaimed memoirs: Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning and Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, which was a New York Times bestseller....
  • photo of Donika Kelly
    Donika Kelly, Poet, Summer 2018
    Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook AVIARIUM, and the full-length collection BESTIARY (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award...
  • 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...