Past Residents

Mitchell S. Jackson, Writer, Summer 2017

Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years was praised by publications including the New York Times, the Paris Review, and the Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award. His novel also won The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First novel prize, the PEN/…
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Emily Raboteau, Writer, Spring 2017

Emily Raboteau is an essayist, memoirist, and novelist.  Her books include The Professor’s Daughter (Henry Holt) and Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora (Grove/Atlantic), named a best book of 2013 by The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, and winner of a 2014 American Book Award.…
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Fady Joudah, Poet, Spring 2017

Fady Joudah is a practicing physician of internal medicine in Houston. He has three collections of poetry and four of poetry in translation from the Arabic. For his work he has received the Yale Series for Younger Poets, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN USA translation prize, a Banipal prize, a Pushcart and two Best American Poetry inclusions.


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Kimberlé Crenshaw, Writer, Lawyer, Spring 2017

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. Crenshaw’s articles have appeared in the…
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Cedar Sigo, Poet, Spring 2017

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the editor of There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, on Joanne Kyger (forthcoming from Wave Books, 2017), and author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (forthcoming from Wave…
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Joan Kane, Poet, Spring 2017

Joan Naviyuk Kane’s books include The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperboreal, The Straits, and Milk Black Carbon, for which she has received a Whiting Award, the Donald Hall Prize, an American Book Award, and other honors. She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is a judge for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize.


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Renee Gladman, Writer, Winter 2017

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose. She is the author of nine published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, The Ravickians, and Calamities, a collection of linked essay-fictions. Recent writings or drawings have appeared…
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Heid E. Erdrich, Poet, Writer, Winter 2017

Heid E. Erdrich authored five poetry collections, including Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media, Michigan State University Press, 2017. Her memoir-in-recipes, Original Local, won a City Pages Top Food Book award. She co-edited Sister Nations, an anthology of Native women writers and is editing New Poets of Native Nations for Graywolf Press. Heid is an interdisciplinary…
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Tom Zoellner, Writer, Winter 2017

Tom Zoellner is an associate professor of English at Chapman University, the political editor of The Los Angeles Review of Books and the author of five nonfiction books, including Train (Penguin Random House, 2014). His work has appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic Foreign Policy, The Oxford American, Men’s Health, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Departures, The…
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Malena Mörling, Poet, Winter 2016

Malena Mörling was born in Stockholm in 1965 and grew up in southern Sweden. She is the author of two books of poetry: Ocean Avenue and Astoria. She has also published translations of work by Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer and together with Jonas Ellerström, a collection of the Finland-Swedish poet Edith Södergran, On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar Systems,…
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