With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Joseph Bathanti lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and teaches writing and humanities at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He has spent several years teaching writing in prisons, too, “and I find my writing permeated by things I saw and experienced.”
David Citino teaches at Ohio State University in Marion, Ohio and edits the Cornfield Review. He is also the poetry editor of The Ohio Journal.
Adam Fisher paints houses in New York City, where he lives.
Deena Metzger is a poet and therapist who lives with her wolf, Timber, in Topanga, California. Her most recent books are The Woman Who Slept with Men to Take the War Out of Them, a novel, and Tree, a diary/novel about cancer, community, and healing (Wingbow Press, Berkeley, California).
Sy Safransky is editor of THE SUN.
Pat Ellis Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, where she runs the Paperbacks Plus bookstore, and writes, “Soon I am going to write the story of my attempt at making enough money to leave town in a van to live as a hermit in the desert eschewing the world of material gain with the security of a few small bills stuffed in my pocket — first selling fireworks the week before the fourth of July and getting hit by lightning, then dressing up as a giant chicken-balloon seller for the Austin aqua-fest where boozed-up cowboys began to cackle, crow, and flap their wings when they saw me coming and sometimes threatened to set fire to my crepe-paper feathers.”
John Rosenthal is a photographer and writer who lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Howard Jay Rubin