Past Residents

  • 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 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...
  • photo of Jenny George
    Jenny George, 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 Sherwin Bitsui
    Sherwin Bitsui, Poet, Winter 2019
    Sherwin Bitsui (Diné) is the author of Dissolve and Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press) and Shapeshift (University of Arizona Press). He is of the Bįį’bítóó’nii’ Tódi’chii’nii clan and is born...
  • 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, 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...