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Steve Almond’s short-story collection My Life in Heavy Metal will be published by Grove Atlantic in early 2002. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Poe Ballantine is living in Nebraska, where the crickets are chirping and the macaroni and cheese with the French-cut green beans is very good.
Jessica Anya Blau lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.
David Budbill’s latest book of poems is Moment to Moment (Copper Canyon Press). He lives in Wolcott, Vermont.
Michelle Cacho-Negrete is a writer who lives in Maine, fifteen miles from the Bush family compound, which could mean nothing, or everything.
Peter Coyote has acted in more than seventy feature films and television movies, and is the author of the memoir Sleeping Where I Fall (Counterpoint Press).
Stephen Elliott is the Truman Capote Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University.
Martha Gies teaches creative writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Gillian Kendall is a writer living in San Martin, California.
Richard Lange’s short stories have appeared in Cutbank, Story, and Southern Review. He lives in Los Angeles.
Dulcie Leimbach is a journalist and newspaper editor who lives in New York City.
Alison Luterman is a poet and essayist living in Oakland, California.
Stephen J. Lyons writes from central Illinois, near the Sangamon River.
Pat MacEnulty is working on a novel titled Friend of the Devil. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Michael Matkin is a freelance writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Lorenzo W. Milam writes reviews and articles for RALPH: The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and the Humanities.
Alyce Miller is the author of a novel, Stopping for Green Lights (Doubleday). She divides her time between Bloomington, Indiana, and Sonoma County, California.
Al Neipris is a part-time writer and part-time poker player living in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Elissa Nelson recently moved to New York City, where she writes fiction and publishes a zine called Hope.
Susan Parker’s memoir Tumbling After will be published by Crown in the spring. She lives in Oakland, California.
Leslie Pietrzyk is author of the novel Pears on a Willow Tree (Avon/Bard). She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Andrea Potos’s first collection of poems, The Perfect Day, was published by Parallel Press.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Ruth L. Schwartz’s book of poems Edgewater is due out from Harper Collins in July. She teaches at California State University, Fresno.
Rebecca Seiferle is a poet living in Farmington, New Mexico.
Alix Kates Shulman has written eleven books, most recently A Good Enough Daughter. She lives in New York City.
Mark Smith-Soto teaches poetry and Spanish in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Sparrow prefers carrot juice to American foreign policy.
Michael Ventura’s column “Letters at 3 A.M.” appears biweekly in the Austin Chronicle. He lives in Los Angeles.
Louanne Watley is a photographer and writer who lives with her dog, Sophie, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Genie Zeiger is a New York City native who now lives in Shelburne, Massachusetts.
Maureen Beitler is a photographer and nurse living in New York City.
Marshall Clarke is a freelance photographer living in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photographer Donna Clovis lives in New York City and is a web director for New York University.
Deanna Dikeman lives in Columbia, Missouri, but grew up in Iowa and often returns there to take photographs.
Marlene Finklea is an art teacher, photographer, and plant junky who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Karen Landmann is a photographer and New York City social worker.
Craig J. Satterlee teaches photography at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.
Mark Townsend lives and takes photographs in Brooklyn, New York.
Photographer Marco Castro was born and raised in Mexico and currently lives in New York City.
Rachel J. Elliott