Past Residents

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 Tufts Poetry Award. His chapbook Hymn to Life was recently published by Factory Hollow Press. With John Ashbery and Geoffrey G. O’Brien, he is the co-author of Three Poets published by…
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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, Translation Database, and Best Translated Book Awards. He’s also the author of The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading, and…
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Amitava Kumar, Writer, Spring 2016

Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in India and grew up in the town of Patna, described by him as “famous for its corruption, crushing poverty and delicious mangoes.” Kumar is the author of several books of nonfiction and a novel. His recent collection of essays is entitled Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the…
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Randall Kenan, Writer, Spring 2016

Randall Kenan is the author of a novel, A Visitation of Spirits; two works of non-fiction, Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century and The Fire This Time; and a collection of stories, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead. He edited and wrote the introduction for The Cross of Redemption: The Uncollected Writings of…
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Alexis Bonogosky, Activist, Writer, Spring 2016

Alexis Bonogofsky is a fourth-generation Montanan, goat rancher, and hunter who lives and works along the Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana. For ten years as the manager of the Tribal Lands Partnership Program for the National Wildlife Federation, she fought coal development in southeastern Montana, including the Otter Creek Valley, where billions of tons of coal remain in the ground…
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Dawn Lundy Martin, Poet, Writer, Spring 2016

Dawn Lundy Martin, essayist, poet, and conceptual artist, is author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (2007); DISCIPLINE (Nightboat Books 2011), which was selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and was a finalist for both Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award; and, Life in a Box is a…
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Hala Alyan, Poet, Winter 2016

Hala Alyan is a Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and Columbia Poetry Review. Her poetry collection Atrium (Three Rooms Press) was awarded the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry. Four Cities, her second collection, was recently released by Black Lawrence Press. Her latest collection, Hijra,…
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Jamaica Kincaid, Writer, Winter 2016

Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She has published five novels including most recently See Now Then (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013) and five works of nonfiction. In addition, innumerable uncollected stories and essays have been published widely in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Conjunctions, Rolling Stone, Grand Street, and elsewhere.…
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Dobby Gibson, Poet, Winter 2016

Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish (Graywolf), and It Becomes You (Graywolf), which was shortlisted for the Believer Poetry Award. All three titles were finalists for the Minnesota Book Award. Poems and essays have appeared in American Poets, American Poetry Review, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, jubilat, New England…
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Ru Freeman, Writer, Winter 2016

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan-born writer and activist whose creative and political writing has appeared internationally. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editors’ Choice. On Sal Mal Lane takes place off a major road in the Sri Lankan capital of…
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