A fifth-grade bully, a blossoming romance, a late-night crash
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James P. Carse has been director of religious studies at New York University since 1966. He is the author of The Silence of God and Finite and Infinite Games.
M. T. Chapman grew up on Long Island in a family of ten children. She lives and writes in New York City.
Keith Eisner is living in Pago Pago, American Samoa, which he calls “a stunning mix of splendor and squalor.”
Thaddeus Golas is the author of The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment (Bantam Books). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Charlotte Gordon teaches at the Waring School in Beverly, Massachusetts. Her most recent work appeared in Sojourner.
Lynn McGee teaches poetry workshops in Brooklyn, New York. Her poems have appeared in the Ontario Review.
David Romtvedt’s poem in this issue will appear in his book Certainty, to be published this year by White Pine. He lives in Buffalo, Wyoming, and says, “I love the winter here (though I could love it as much if it were shorter).”
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Ignacio Schwartz’s new novel, The Buddha of Boystown, has been rejected by ninety-eight agents. Not ninety-eight publishers: ninety-eight agents. He lives in San Diego, California.
Maggie Smith works as a chaplain-intern in Portland, Oregon.
Jackson Stahlkuppe, EF174564, is imprisoned at Dooly Correctional Institute in Unadilla, Georgia, where he writes a lot and keeps a cockroach named Kafka in his cell. His story in this issue first appeared in Snake Nation Review.
Edwina Trentham teaches English at Asnuntuck Community Technical College in Enfield, Connecticut. Her work will be anthologized in Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, to be published this year by Coffee House Press.
Jonathan White is founder of the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization. He lives in Orcas Island, Washington, where he writes and works as a carpenter.
Jennifer Warburg is a freelance photographer and political activist living in Durham, North Carolina.
Susan Ganung Tremblay
Andrew W. Snee