The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Stephen Elliott is the author of two books, Jones Inn (Boneyard Press) and Don’t Make Me Hate You (iUniverse). He left home at thirteen and has worked as a stripper, a cabdriver, a bartender, and a marketing executive. He avoids small children and long-term relationships. He lives in San Francisco.
John Fulton teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His work has appeared in Zoetrope, the Oxford American, and the Southern Review. His short story in this issue is from his upcoming collection, Retribution, due out from Picador in July.
Lisa Glatt’s most recent book is Shelter (Pearl Editions). She lives in Long Beach, California, and teaches in the writers’ program at UCLA Extension. Her mother, even after her death, continues to inspire her work.
John Herschel is a poet living in Cardiff, California. Though he was born in Costa Rica, a very green country, he’s also fond of the Sonoran Desert.
Derrick Jensen’s most recent book is A Language Older Than Words (Context Books). He lives in Crescent City, California.
After a lifelong career in dance, Maggie Kast now has her first dancing day job with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. She writes at home in Chicago and on the road. Her work has appeared in Image and Christianity and the Arts.
Sue Monk Kidd is a writer living in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Her most recent book is The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (Harper SanFrancisco). Her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, will be published by Viking in January 2002.
Stephen J. Lyons recently moved to a small farming town in the Midwest, where he writes full time. Lately, he has had work published in Salon, Northern Lights, and Hope.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Ethan Hubbard traveled across the United States twenty-four times in a thirty-year period, sleeping in Volkswagen microbuses and photographing old-timers and local characters. He lives in Chelsea, Vermont.
Rachel J. Elliott
Kezia J. Scales