Past Residents

  • photo of Richard Shelton
    Richard Shelton, Poet, Writer, Summer 2000
    Born in Boise, Idaho in 1933, Richard Shelton has published three volumes of poetry, The Tattooed Desert, All The Dirty Words, and Desert Water, as well as a memoir, Going Back To Bisbee....
  • photo of Sean Wilsey
    Sean Wilsey, Writer, Summer 2000
    Sean Wilsey‘s work has been published in The Los Angeles Times Book Review, McSweeny’s, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post Magazine. Mr. Wilsey has worked as an assistant editor at the...
  • photo of Daphne Beal
    Daphne Beal, Writer, Summer 2000
    Daphne Beal was educated at Brown and New York universities. A former editor of the New Yorker, she has also done editorial work for Artforum and The Chinati Foundation’s publication Art...
  • photo of David Foster Wallace
    David Foster Wallace, Writer, Summer 2000
    David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) was one of the most acclaimed and influential American writers of his generation.  A gifted novelist, essayist and humorist, he is best known for his...
  • photo of Thomas Centolella
    Thomas Centolella, Poet, Spring 2000
    Thomas Centolella is the author of four books of poetry: Terra Firma (Copper Canyon Press), selected by Denise Levertov for the National Poetry Series and winner of the American Book Award;...
  • photo of Adrienne Rich
    Adrienne Rich, Poet, Spring 2000
    Adrienne Rich received the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 (from judge W. H. Auden), at the age of 21, and with strength and conviction has not stopped writing since in her distinct voice....
  • photo of Lynn Davis
    Lynn Davis, Artist, Spring 2000
    Lynn Davis was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1944. Her work is in numerous international public and private collections, including The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona;...
  • photo of Thomas Joshua Cooper
    Thomas Joshua Cooper, Artist, Spring 2000
    “There are no birds, bugs or animals on the Polar Ice Shelf. Nothing you can see. Just the wind and the sound of ice cracking.”—Thomas Joshua Cooper Thomas Joshua Cooper has spent the last...
  • photo of Saskia Hamilton
    Saskia Hamilton, Poet, Spring 2000
    Saskia Hamilton’s books of poetry include Canal: New and Selected Poems, Divide These: Poems, and As for Dream. The New York Times Book Review noted, “Hamilton is able to sustain a complex...
  • photo of Don Usner
    Don Usner, Artist, Writer, Spring 2000
    Celebrated native New Mexican photographer Don Usner has been making portraits of Lannan Foundation guest speakers since 1997. Usner has photographed hundreds of unique characters,...