Past Residents

  • 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 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...