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Joseph Bathanti lives in Vilas, North Carolina, with his wife and two sons.
Jamie Berger moved from New York City to San Francisco in 1992 after finishing a master’s degree in poetry. He hasn’t written a poem since. His two monologues, Knowing the Questions and Regrets Only, had extended runs in San Francisco and New York. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeneys.net, and Negative Capability.
David Hassler is the director of programs and outreach for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and the author of Sabishi: Poems from Japan (Kent State University Press). His essay in this issue consists of excerpts from his memoir The Prayer Wheel, for which he is seeking a publisher. He lives in Kent, Ohio.
Kathleen Lake lives in Orlando, Florida, and is a former member of the Maine State Poetry Slam Team. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Kalliope.
Ted Nordhaus is vice-president of Evans/McDonough, one of the country’s leading opinion research firms, with offices in Washington, D.C., Oakland, California, and Seattle. He is also cofounder and director of the Strategic Values Science Project, which uses corporate marketing research to promote progressive politics.
Kimberley Pittman-Schulz lives with her wildlife-biologist husband and her cat on the East Fork of the Lewis River in Battle Ground, Washington. When not writing poems or hiking in the woods, she raises and manages charitable funds for Clark College.
Marc Polonsky is a freelance writer and editor in Oakland, California. He is the author of The Poetry Reader’s Toolkit (NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company) and coauthor of the Putting the Bars behind You workbook series (JIST Works).
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Michael Shellenberger is executive director of the Breakthrough Institute and president of Lumina Strategies (www.LuminaStrategies.com), a political consulting firm. He lives in El Cerrito, California.
Kim J. Young is a naturalist and biologist who recently received her master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Writing program. She lives in York County, Pennsylvania, on the farm she writes about in her essay.
Vanessa Albury is currently studying photography in graduate school.
Rita Bernstein is a photographer and former civil-rights lawyer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Glenn Callahan has been photographing life and landscapes in New England, Canada, and Europe since 1983. He lives in the hills of northern Vermont with his cat, Greyzone.
Wes Cheney was given his first camera at the age of eight, and he’s had one in his hands ever since. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.
Leigh Davis is a photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. Her photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, RES, and Mademoiselle.
Anders Goldfarb is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Robert Hecht is a photographer living in San Francisco. He believes that beauty is always right in front of him, if he will only see it.
Lisa J. Huber is a photographer first and a museum curator second. She is proud to be a liberal living in the red state of Kentucky.
Jason Langer’s photographs have appeared in Spin, Time, and Vanity Fair. He lives in San Francisco.
Rebecca McBride is a photographer practicing photojournalism, fine art, and portraiture. She lives in San Francisco.
Craig J. Satterlee is an associate professor of photography at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.
Jerry N. Uelsmann is the author of several books of photographs, including Referencing Art (Nazraeli Press). He lives in Gainesville, Florida.
Andrea J. Walker is a freelance photographer who lives in Seattle with her fiancé and a German shepherd named Duna. She used to live in Taos, New Mexico, and still misses green chile.
The track in this month’s cover photograph belongs to a young male grizzly bear that photographer Bill Witt encountered while camping in Alaska’s Dundas Bay wilderness. Witt lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and has been a freelance writer and photographer since 1976.
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Rachel J. Elliott