The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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A. Manette Ansay is in the MFA program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her fiction and poems have appeared in The Black Fly Review, Sojourner, Parnassus, and other publications.
Dina Ben-Lev won the Academy of American Poets Prize at Syracuse University in 1988 and has published poems in The Gettysburg Review, The Malahat Review, and other journals. She recently left New York City for Seattle, Washington, where she is an apartment manager and teaches business communications.
Sue Bender is an artist and therapist who lives with her husband in Berkeley, California. She is the mother of two sons.
Tim Farrington is a writer who lives in San Francisco, California, where he cultivates an indoor garden and a sense of humor.
Michael Nesset lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he teaches college English. He has published essays and stories in Minnesota Monthly Magazine and Great River Review.
Sy Safransky is the editor of The Sun.
Karen Stein Bard is a writer and photographer living in Pomfret Center, Connecticut. She is also a mother, which has taught her “that the years just zoom by, but some days take forever.”
T.L. Toma is a writer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His 1985 stay in Nicaragua, where he was engaged in solidarity work, provided the inspiration for his story in this issue.
Jill Fineberg is a photographer who lives near the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
R. Haven Bourque