Past Residents

  • photo of Mitchell S. Jackson
    Mitchell S. Jackson, Writer, Summer 2017
    Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years was praised by publications including the New York Times, the Paris Review, and the Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting...
  • photo of Emily Raboteau
    Emily Raboteau, Writer, Spring 2017
    Emily Raboteau is an essayist, memoirist, and novelist.  Her books include The Professor’s Daughter (Henry Holt) and Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora...
  • photo of Fady Joudah
    Fady Joudah, Poet, Spring 2017
    Fady Joudah is a practicing physician of internal medicine in Houston. He has three collections of poetry and four of poetry in translation from the Arabic. For his work he has received the...
  • photo of Kimberlé Crenshaw
    Kimberlé Crenshaw, Writer, Lawyer, Spring 2017
    Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Her work has been...
  • photo of Cedar Sigo
    Cedar Sigo, Poet, Spring 2017
    Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the editor of There...
  • photo of Joan Kane
    Joan Kane, Poet, Spring 2017
    Joan Naviyuk Kane’s books include The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperboreal, The Straits, and Milk Black Carbon, for which she has received a Whiting Award, the Donald Hall Prize, an...
  • photo of Renee Gladman
    Renee Gladman, Writer, Winter 2017
    Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose. She is the author of nine...
  • photo of Heid E. Erdrich
    Heid E. Erdrich, Poet, Writer, Winter 2017
    Heid E. Erdrich authored five poetry collections, including Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media, Michigan State University Press, 2017. Her memoir-in-recipes, Original...
  • photo of Tom Zoellner
    Tom Zoellner, Writer, Winter 2017
    Tom Zoellner is an associate professor of English at Chapman University, the political editor of The Los Angeles Review of Books and the author of five nonfiction books, including Train...
  • photo of Malena Mörling
    Malena Mörling, Poet, Winter 2016
    Malena Mörling was born in Stockholm in 1965 and grew up in southern Sweden. She is the author of two books of poetry: Ocean Avenue and Astoria. She has also published translations of work...