Past Residents

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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Roger Reeves, Poet, Summer 2014

Roger Reeves’s poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. His poem “Kletic of Walt Whitman” was selected for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H.…
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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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