Past Residents

  • 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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    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...
  • photo of Don Mee Choi
    Don Mee Choi, Poet, Translator, Spring 2018
    Don Mee Choi is the author of Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond, 2014), and a pamphlet, Freely Frayed,...
  • 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...