Past Residents

  • 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,...
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    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...
  • photo of John Keene
    John Keene, Writer, Summer 2016
    John Keene‘s Counternarratives (New Directions) was published in the spring of 2015, with a British edition appearing in 2016. He is also the author of Annotations (New Directions), the...
  • photo of Timothy Donnelly
    Timothy Donnelly, Poet, Summer 2016
    Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador, 2011), winner of the 2012 Kingsley...
  • photo of Chad W. Post
    Chad W. Post, Writer, Spring 2016
    Chad W. Post is the publisher of Open Letter Books at the University of Rochester and the managing editor of the Three Percent website, which is home to the Three Percent Podcast,...