Past Residents

  • 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...
  • photo of Garth Greenwell
    Garth Greenwell, Writer, Winter 2016
    Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You (FSG, 2016), longlisted for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. His short fiction has...
  • photo of Henri Cole
    Henri Cole, Poet, Fall 2016
    Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956. He has published nine collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer. He has received many awards for...
  • photo of Jonathan C. Creasy
    Jonathan C. Creasy, Poet, Writer, Fall 2016
    Jonathan C. Creasy is an author, musician, editor, and publisher based in Dublin, Ireland. He studied music at California Institute of the Arts under jazz legends Charlie Haden and Peter...
  • photo of Alfredo Corchado
    Alfredo Corchado, Writer, Fall 2016
    Based in El Paso and Mexico City, Alfredo Corchado is the border-Mexico correspondent for the Dallas Morning News. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence,...
  • photo of A. Van Jordan
    A. Van Jordan, Poet, Fall 2016
    A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best...
  • photo of Elizabeth Willis
    Elizabeth Willis, Poet, Fall 2016
    Elizabeth Willis’s most recent book, Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Other books include Address (Wesleyan, 2011),...
  • photo of Aminatta Forna
    Aminatta Forna, Writer, Summer 2016
    Aminatta Forna is the award-winning author of the novels The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and a memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. She was born in Scotland,...
  • photo of Mark Nowak
    Mark Nowak, Poet, Summer 2016
    Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times  “Editor’s Choice,” and Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House...
  • photo of Layli Long Soldier
    Layli Long Soldier, Poet, Summer 2016
    Layli Long Soldier holds a BFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. She resides in Tsaile, AZ on the Navajo Nation and is an English...