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Harriet Brown has been writing poetry since she was twelve and still remembers the title of her first poem: “War.” She edits the regional magazine Wisconsin Trails and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Gary Buslik teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago and lives in Lake County, in a mostly Republican subdivision with streets named after American weapons systems.
Dorian Gossy is the author of the short-story collection Household Lies (Winnow Press). She is a graduate student in social work and lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Gillian Kendall is the author of the memoir Mr. Ding’s Chicken Feet (University of Wisconsin Press). She cultivates a native garden and an Aussie identity in Melbourne, Australia.
Bonnie Linden lives in Santa Cruz, California. She practices piano assiduously and plans to be a professional musician in a future incarnation.
Alison Luterman blogs about art, life, performance, and poetry at www.seehowwealmostfly.blogspot.com. She lives in Oakland, California.
Susan Moon is the author of The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi (Shambhala). A Zen student for thirty years, she lives in Berkeley, California.
Annette Opalczynski’s poems have appeared in the Delmarva Quarterly and the Paterson Literary Review. She lives in New Castle, Delaware.
Lee Rossi is the perfect company man. He has no hobbies or interests outside his job. He barely remembers his wife’s name, and indeed has forgotten the names of his two children. He believes that if no one notices him, maybe Death will overlook him too. He is the author of two books of poetry: Ghost Diary (Terrapin Press) and Beyond Rescue (Bombshelter Press). He lives in Culver City, California.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Lauren Slater is the author of Prozac Diary (Penguin) and Opening Skinner’s Box (Bloomsbury Publishing). She says her essay in this issue is part of a collection about “the grand, fascinating, and consistently relevant event called My Life.” She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, New York. His essay in this issue is from a new self-help book, for which he is seeking a publisher.
Mark Wisniewski is the author of the novel Confessions of a Polish Used Car Salesman (Hi Jinx Press) and the poetry collection One of Us One Night (Platonic 3Way Press). He lives in Lake Peekskill, New York.
William Carter has published four books of photographs. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.
Thomas Clark is a photographer who lives in Jamaica, New York.
Jackie Cutlip-Niles is collaborating with her thirteen-year-old daughter on a poetry and photography project. She lives in Dunkirk, Maryland.
Martin Fishman is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Daniel J. Hoffman’s ongoing photography project In Protest is a study of marches and demonstrations. He lives in Roosevelt, New Jersey.
Jadina Lilien is a photographer and filmmaker living in New York City.
Gary Matson is among the dwindling number of photographers who use only film cameras. He lives in Sunnyside, New York.
Doug McMains’s photographs are represented by Getty Images. He lives in Herman, Nebraska.
John Milisenda is a commercial photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. His photographs have been published in the New York Times and Smithsonian magazine.
Doug Rhinehart is an adjunct photo instructor at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen.
Tim Stegmaier is a photographer and co-owner of Life Force, which makes raw, organic energy bars and breads. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Drew Allen Tanner is a photographer who lives in Marlinton, West Virginia.
Cole Thompson has returned to photography after thirty years of earning a living and raising a family. He lives in Laporte, Colorado.
Gregory Thorp’s favorite subject for his photography is corn, in all its forms. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Mark Townsend is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Morgan Tyree is a photographer who’s been known to spend nearly three hours shoveling snow off the local high-school track so he can run on it. He lives in Powell, Wyoming.
Harry Wilson is a retired photography teacher who lives in Bakersfield, California.
Thomas M. Gorman lives in New York City and took this month’s cover photograph, of the Greyhound bus station in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in 2004. Once a symbol of American wanderlust, Greyhound has hit on financial hard times in recent years. The Clarksdale station was one of more than a thousand rural stops the bus line eliminated in 2005.
Rachel J. Elliott
Assistant to the Editor
Website & Events Director