In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Colleen Creamer is a journalist living in Los Angeles. She has had poetry published in Painted Bride Quarterly, and is in search of a publisher for her novel Free Will — No Map.
Barbara Dean is executive editor at Island Press and the author of Wellspring: A Story from the Deep Country (Island Press). She lives in Covelos, California.
Susannah Joy Felts lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, where she finds dull ways to make money while dreaming of a freelance-writing career. This is her first published story.
Derrick Jensen is an environmentalist, beekeeper, and the author of a collection of interviews titled Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture, and Eros (Sierra Club Books). He lives in Spokane, Washington.
Robert Hill Long is a poet who lives in Eugene, Oregon. The poem about his father in this issue appears in his new book The Work of the Bow (Cleveland State University). His father died last August.
Alison Luterman, an essayist, poet, and fiction writer, is in search of a publisher for her novel Where Spirits Walk. She lives in Oakland, California.
Lorenzo Wilson Milam’s most recent book, with coauthor Jonathan Algernon Gallant, is a summary of American history and customs titled Gringolandia: A Guide for Puzzled Mexicans (Mho & Mho Works).
Mike Ramm is a poet who teaches high-school English in Auburn, California.
Scarecrow is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including and i the wind (Hummingbird Press). He lives in Portland, Oregon.
John R. Spivey is a poet, teacher, designer, and woodworker. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Michael Umphrey lives in St. Ignatius, Montana, where he is director of the Montana Heritage Project. He is in search of a publisher for his latest book, Love and Death at the Heartbreak Hotel: The Education of a Teacher.
Rita Bernstein practiced law for fourteen years before succumbing to her love affair with photography. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her family members, all of whom resist having their pictures taken.
Andrew W. Snee
Julia L. Burke