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Chris Bursk’s newest book of poems, The Improbable Swervings of Atoms (University of Pittsburgh Press), will be published this fall. He lives in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania.
Michelle Cacho-Negrete is a retired psychotherapist who lives in Maine. She’s won the Hope Award for her writing and been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. She works with writing students in person and online, and holds a five-day writing workshop in Maine every spring, after the snow and before the black flies.
Stuart Kestenbaum lives in Deer Isle, Maine. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press) and House of Thanksgiving (Deerbrook Editions).
John Malkin is a journalist and musician who hosts a weekly radio program on Free Radio Santa Cruz (www.freakradio.org). A book of his interviews with musicians, Sounds of Freedom, will be published this spring by Parallax Press.
Emily Rapp’s work has appeared in the Clackamas Literary Review, StoryQuarterly, and the Texas Observer. She is currently a writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her essay in this issue is adapted from her memoir Poster Child, which is forthcoming from Random House in summer 2006.
Bruce Holland Rogers is a freelance writer living in Eugene, Oregon. He is the author of Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Peter Selgin’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Missouri Review, and Salon.com. His children’s book, S.S. Gigantic across the Atlantic (Simon and Schuster), was a Scholastic Book Club selection. He teaches the master class in fiction at Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City and contributed to Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York’s Acclaimed Creative Writing School (Bloomsbury).
Sybil Smith lives in Norwich, Vermont. Her work has appeared in New England Review, Southern Poetry Review, and U.S. Catholic. She is looking for a publisher for her novel about Hannah Dustan, a colonist who was captured by Native Americans.
Tom Becker is a commercial and fine-art photographer who lives in a small town in Iowa.
James Carroll misses the days when being a photographer was considered vaguely disreputable, like being a jazz musician or a minor-league ballplayer. He lives in New York City.
William Carter is the author of several books of photographs, including Illuminations (Editions One), a collection of nudes. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.
Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Yellow Bird Press has published two books of her photographs, Convergence and Among the Ashes.
Anders Goldfarb is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Duncan Green lives in Olympia, Washington, and is the staff photographer for the Washington State House of Representatives.
Carlos Gustavo is a photographer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His dream is to be able to spend a year on the road, taking pictures of rural North Carolina before it gets swallowed up by encroaching homogeneity.
Gary Matson’s photographs have appeared in American Photo, Rolling Stone, and Wildlife Conservation. He lives in Sunnyside, New York.
Photographer Anne Arden McDonald works in other mediums as well, including sculpture, drawing, and art installations. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and recently put together a web exhibit of works by twelve Czech and Slovak photographers.
Anna Kaufman Moon has self-published a book of photographs titled Reflections of NYC, 1963-1972. She lives in Cobleskill, New York.
Katherine L. O’Brien is a documentary photographer who began her career photographing her neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She now lives in Buda, Texas, where she is raising a family and focusing her camera on another aspect of American life.
Mark Townsend is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Richard Whittaker takes photographs and publishes the nonprofit art magazine works + conversations (www.conversations.org). He lives in Berkeley, California.
Jason Langer is an adjunct teacher at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His work has appeared in Life, Time, and Vanity Fair. He took this month’s cover photograph in 1997 in an alley off Canal Street in New York City, near Little Italy and Chinatown. It was his first time in that area of Manhattan. “The pigeons on that day were very well-behaved,” he says. Photo © JasonLanger/Getty Images.
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Rachel J. Elliott