Past Residents

Ishion Hutchinson, Poet, Summer 2014

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica.  His first poetry collection, Far District: Poems (2010), won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. Other honors include a 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award and the Academy of American Poets’ Larry Levis Prize. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Granta, The Huffington Post, Poetry Review, Caribbean Review of Books, Poetry International, and The Los Angeles…
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Kareem James Abu-Zeid, Translator, Writer, Summer 2014

Kareem James Abu-Zeid was born in 1981. Half American and half Egyptian, he has translated novels by the Lebanese writer Rabee Jaber and the Sudanese writer Tarek Eltayeb, as well as the poetry collections The Iraqi Nights by Dunya Mikhail and Nothing More to Lose by Najwan Darwish.  Abu-Zeid also translates from French and German, and has taught university courses…
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Sinan Antoon, Poet, Translator, Writer, Summer 2014

Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist, translator, and scholar of modern Arabic literature and contemporary Arab culture and politics. He is the author of a collection of poems, The Baghdad Blues, and a novel, I`jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody. His co-translation of Unfortunately, It Was Paradise, a selection of Mahmoud Darwish’s poems, was nominated for the PEN Prize for translation in…
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C. E. Morgan, Writer, Spring 2014

C. E. Morgan studied English and voice at Berea College, KY, and holds an M.A. in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. Her first novel, All the Living, (2009), won the Weatherford Award as the outstanding fiction work depicting Appalachia and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway First Fiction Book Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award,…
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Jennifer Elise Foerster, Poet, Spring 2014

Jennifer Elise Foerster is of German, Dutch, and Muscogee descent, and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. In 2013, University of Arizona Press published her debut collection of poetry, Leaving Tulsa. Her poems have been anthologized in Sing (University of Arizona Press, 2013), New California Writing 2011 (Heyday Press, 2011), and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner…
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Richard Siken, Poet, Spring 2014

Richard Siken’s poetry collection Crush won the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Conjunctions, Indiana Review, and Forklift, Ohio, as well as in the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2000 and Legitimate…
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Carl Adamshick, Poet, Spring 2014

Carl Adamshick‘s debut collection of poetry, Curses and Wishes, was selected by Marvin Bell for the 2010 Walt Whitman Award, and was published by Louisiana State University the following year.  His work has been published in Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, and Narrative.  He’s received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts and is a cofounder of…
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Steve Erickson, Writer, Winter 2014

Steve Erickson is the author of nine novels including Arc d’X, The Sea Came in at Midnight (William Morrow, 1999), Zeroville (Europa, 2007), and These Dreams of You (Europa, 2012). He also has written two books about American politics and popular culture, Leap Year and American Nomad. He has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Conjunctions, Salon, the L.A. Weekly, The…
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Rick Bass, Writer, Winter 2014

Rick Bass is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction. He has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and many other honors. Recently, his memoir Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle…
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CA Conrad, Poet, Winter 2014

CA Conrad is the author of ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (forthcoming from Wave Books, 2014), A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012), and The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010/Chax Press, 2009), as well as several other books of poetry and essays. A 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry…
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