Past Residents

  • photo of NoViolet Bulawayo
    NoViolet Bulawayo, Writer, Fall 2019
    NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names, which has been recognized with the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award...
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    James Arthur, Poet, Fall 2019
    Canadian-American poet James Arthur is the author of The Suicide’s Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012.) His poems have also appeared in The...
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    Jamel Brinkley, Writer, Summer 2019
    Jamel Brinkley is a writer from New York City. He is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories, a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Bingham Prize,...
  • photo of Toni Jensen
    Toni Jensen, Writer, Summer 2019
    Toni Jensen is the author of a short story collection, From the Hilltop, and a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, Carry, forthcoming from Ballantine. She is the recipient of the Katherine...
  • photo of Stephanie Elizondo Griest
    Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Writer, Summer 2019
    Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globetrotting author from the Texas/Mexico borderlands. Her five award-winning books include Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana; Mexican...
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    David Shook, Poet, Writer, Translator, Summer 2019
    David Shook is a poet, translator, and editor who was raised in Latin America. In their debut collection, Our Obsidian Tongues (2013), Shook explores the violence and hunger of everyday...
  • photo of Kaveh Akbar
    Kaveh Akbar, Poet, Spring 2019
    Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, Paris Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf...
  • photo of Carolina Ebeid
    Carolina Ebeid, Poet, Spring 2019
    Carolina Ebeid was born in West New York, NJ and is the author of You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior (Noemi Press). She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers and is pursuing...
  • 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 Kerry Howley
    Kerry Howley, Writer, Winter 2019
    Kerry Howley is the author of Thrown (Sarabande, 2014), a New York Times Notable Book, New York Times Editor’s Choice, and pick for best-of-the-year lists in Time, Salon, Slate, and many...