Past Residents

Jane Mead, Poet, Winter 2015

Jane Mead is the author of four full-length books of poetry, most recently Money Money Money | Water Water Water (Alice James Books, 2014). Her poems have been published widely in anthologies and journals and she is the recipient of grants and awards from the Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations. After many years as the Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University, she…
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Remi Kanazi, Activist, Poet, Writer, Winter 2015

Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine (RoR Publishing, 2011) and the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and…
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Cecilia Ballí, Writer, Winter 2015

Cecilia Ballí is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She has written and lectured extensively on the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, gender and violence, Latino culture, and narrative writing. Ballí is the co-author of No Place for Children: Voices from Juvenile Detention and her story “Calderón’s War: The gruesome legacy of Mexico” appeared…
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China Miéville, Writer, Summer 2014

China Miéville is an English fantasy fiction author of ten novels and numerous works of short fiction. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for The City & The City, Perdido Street Station, and Iron Council, and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. Miéville earned both a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in international…
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David Biespiel, Poet, Fall 2014

David Biespiel’s books of poetry include Charming Gardeners and The Book of Men and Women, which was named Best Poetry of the Year for 2009 by the Poetry Foundation and also received the Oregon Book Award. His books of prose include Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces and, forthcoming, A Long High Whistle: Reflections on Poetry. He is the founder…
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Cyrus Cassells, Poet, Translator, Fall 2014

Cyrus Cassells is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series winning The Mud Actor (1982), Soul Make a Path through Shouting (1994), which won the William Carlos Williams Prize and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Beautiful Signor (1997), which won a Lambda Literary Award, More Than Peace and Cypresses (2004), and The…
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Pardiss Kebriaei, Writer, Fall 2014

Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Her work focuses on challenging government abuses post-9/11, including in the areas of “targeted killing“ and unjust detentions at Guantánamo and in the federal system. Kebriaei joined CCR from the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she focused on international human rights litigation, and is an adjunct lecturer…
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Don Waters, Writer, Fall 2014

Don Waters is the author of Sunland, a novel, and the story collection, Desert Gothic, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest. A frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, he’s also written for the New York Times Book Review, Outside,…
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Ann Townsend, Poet, Fall 2014

Ann Townsend is the author of two collections of poetry: The Coronary Garden (2005) and Dime Store Erotics (1998), and is the editor (with David Baker) of Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2008). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, Witness, The Georgia Review, and many others. She is the recipient of…
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Jillian Weise, Poet, Writer, Fall 2014

Jillian Weise’s latest poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes, won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Tin House, and Verse Daily. She received creative writing fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program and…
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