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Patricia Anderson’s books include All of Us: Americans Talk about the Meaning of Death (Dell). Her essay is this issue is about her experiences as a founding member of ZBS/AIR, a national artist-in-residence program providing media production for artists from 1974 to 1983. She lives in West Shokan, New York.
David Barsamian directs the award-winning radio program Alternative Radio out of Boulder, Colorado, and is the author of The Future of History: Conversations with Howard Zinn (Common Courage). His most recent books are The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy and Louder than Bombs: The Progressive Interviews (both South End Press).
Ronald F. Currie Jr.’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Other Voices, and the Southeast Review. He lives in Waterville, Maine, and is at work on a novel.
Michele Herman’s short stories have appeared in Columbia and ACM. She also writes a monthly column in the Greenwich Village weekly the Villager and the newsletter for her children’s public elementary school in Manhattan.
Richard Newman’s chapbook Tastes Like Chicken and Other Meditations (Snark Publishing) is due out this year. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he edits River Styx and reviews books for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gerald Reilly’s fiction has been published in the Gettysburg Review, the Virginia Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner. His story in this issue won an O. Henry Award in 1999. He lives and teaches writing in northern New Jersey.
Lee Rossi lives in Los Angeles and is the author of the poetry collection Ghost Diary (Terrapin Press). Having never successfully learned a foreign language, he is leaving his programming job to join his five-year-old son Leo in a local Japanese-immersion kindergarten.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Howard Zinn is a historian, activist, and playwright best known for his book A People’s History of the United States (Perennial). He is the subject of a new documentary titled You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, which is also the title of his autobiography, from Beacon Press. He lives with his wife, Roslyn, in Auburndale, Massachusetts.
Mark Currie takes photographs and builds buildings in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Sylvia de Swaan was born in Romania and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of ten. Several years ago she returned to Eastern Europe to follow the routes her family traveled as refugees after World War II. She lives in Utica, New York.
Photographer Mark Dolce is an American raised in Saudi Arabia. He lived overseas until he was twenty and currently resides in Eaglerock, California.
Sara Ferguson is a photographer living in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Laura S. Friedlander is a full-time mother of three and part-time photographer, community educator, and doula (childbirth support specialist). She lives in Skokie, Illinois.
Michael Galinsky is a photographer and filmmaker living in New York City. His films include Half-Cocked and Radiation.
Anette Hansen is a photographer, massage practitioner, and mother living in Madison, Wisconsin.
Karen Keating is a documentary photographer whose work has taken her to Central America, Bulgaria, Africa, and Cuba. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Barbara J. Kline is a surrealist fine-art photographer who lives in the mountains of Idaho.
Lewis Koch’s photographs have appeared in the New Yorker, the Progressive, and Sing Out! He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Anna Kaufman Moon recently self-published a book of photographs titled Reflections of NYC, 1963-1972. She lives in Cobleskill, New York.
Matt Pierce’s photograph in this issue was taken at the entrance to Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, England. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.
When last we heard from photographer Jessica Rigney, she was living in Auburn, Illinois, and had just had her first child, who is now eight.
Linda Smogor is a photographer living in Eugene, Oregon.
Harry Wilson is a photographer who lives in Bakersfield, California.
Clemens Kalischer lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he maintains the Image Photos Gallery, a collection of more than half a million pictures. He took this month’s cover photograph in the late 1940s at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a training ground for young classical musicians.
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Rachel J. Elliott