Past Residents

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, Zeroville, and These Dreams of You. 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 New York Times Magazine, and other publications and journals. His work has also…
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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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Ilya Kaminsky, Writer, Winter 2014

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, in the former Soviet Union, in 1977, and immigrated in 1993 to the United States where his family was granted political asylum. He is the author of Dancing in Odessa (2004), which won the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship…
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Helen DeWitt, Writer, Spring 2013

Helen DeWitt is the author of The Last Samurai (Talk Miramax Books, 2000), which has been translated into twenty languages, and Lightning Rods (New Directions, 2011), a finalist for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. She has collaborated with the painter Ingrid Kerma on the show “Blushing Brides,” with journalist Ilya Gridneff on the novel Your Name Here,…
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Scott Horton, Writer, Fall 2013

Scott Horton is a fellow at The Nation Institute and a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, where he covers legal and national security issues. As a practicing attorney, he has focused on investment in emerging markets. He is also a life-long human rights advocate and serves as a director of the Moscow-based Andrei Sakharov Foundation. Horton has regularly appeared before…
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