The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Kim Addonizio teaches poetry and composition at Vista College and San Francisco State University.
Lily Collett is a pseudonym; in keeping with the pledge of anonymity required of everyone in Twelve Step groups.
Gina Covina is a writer, artist, and publisher who lives in Berkeley, California.
Cedar Koons is a poet who lives in Timberlake, North Carolina.
V. Myagkov is a pseudonym for an Eastern European writer.
Nicholas A. Patricca is a poet, playwright, and essayist in Chicago, Illinois. He’s the artistic director of Chicago New Plays, a playwrights’ collective; he also teaches religious studies at Mundelein College.
David Putnam is an eighth-grade student at the Arthur Morgan school in Burnsville, North Carolina.
Andrew Ramer is a writer and artist who lives in two rooms in Brooklyn, New York — the fourth largest city in the United States. His story in this issue is part of a collection called Random Voices.
Deborah Shouse has a button that tells the whole story of her life: “The forest may be quiet but that doesn’t mean the snakes have left.”
Ona Siporin is a writer and editor for the Western Historical Quarterly at Utah State University in Logan. Her essays are featured regularly on KUSU-FM.
Kathleen Kincaid is a photographer who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This fall, she’ll be studying design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
R. Haven Bourque