Past Residents

  • photo of Don Mee Choi
    Don Mee Choi, Poet, Translator, Spring 2018
    Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ Colony (Wave Books, 2020) winner of the National Book Award. Her other works are Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), The Morning News is Exciting (Action...
  • 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...
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    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 (1955-2020) was a writer and professor at The University of Wyoming in the creative writing program. His four books include the short story collections Last Days of the Dog-Men...
  • photo of Edward Pavlić
    Edward Pavlić, Writer, Spring 2018
    Ed Pavlić is the author of eleven published or forthcoming books. His work moves between poetry, scholarship, fiction and non-fiction. His most recent work includes Live at the Bitter End...
  • photo of Elmaz Abinader
    Elmaz Abinader, Writer, Poet, Performer, Spring 2018
    Elmaz Abinader is an author and a performer. Her most recent poetry collection, This House, My Bones, was The Editor’s Selection for 2014 from Willow Books/Aquarius. Her books include a...
  • photo of David L. Ulin
    David L. Ulin, Writer, Editor, Spring 2018
    David L. Ulin is the author or editor of many books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay;...
  • photo of Claire Vaye Watkins
    Claire Vaye Watkins, Writer, Spring 2018
    Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the Mojave Desert, in Tecopa, California and Pahrump, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada Reno,...
  • photo of Ladan Osman
    Ladan Osman, Poet, Writer, Winter 2018
    Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden (2019) and The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony (2015). Her writing and photographs appear in a variety of journals. Osman lives in Brooklyn.
  • photo of Nick Flynn
    Nick Flynn, Poet, Writer, Winter 2018
    Nick Flynn has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and The Library of Congress. Some of the venues his poems, essays, and...