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Joseph Bathanti’s collection of short stories, The High Heart, won the 2006 Spokane Prize and will be published this fall by Eastern Washington University Press. He is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University and lives in Boone, North Carolina.
Arnie Cooper sometimes wonders if teaching English as a second language might be hurting his ability to write. Bombarded by misspellings, misplaced modifiers, and mangled syntax, he fights to maintain his own knowledge of English. Luckily, none of the magazines he writes for have detected a problem. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Lois Judson is the pseudonym of a writer who lives in New England.
Frances Lefkowitz reviews books for Body+Soul magazine and is now working on a memoir “about poverty, escape, and the downside of upward mobility.” She divides her time between northern California and southern Maine.
Alison Luterman blogs about art, life, performance, and poetry at www.seehowwealmostfly.blogspot.com. She lives in Oakland, California.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Jessica Max Stein writes poetry and grows tomatoes in Brooklyn, New York.
Theresa Williams can pick up pens and pencils with her toes, whistle out of the side of her mouth, and spell most words correctly most of the time. She is the author of a novel called The Secret of Hurricanes (MacAdam/Cage). She teaches literature and creative writing at Bowling Green State University and lives in Bradner, Ohio.
Saint James Harris Wood is incarcerated in the California prison system. In the interest of being redeemed in his sons’ eyes, he has reinvented himself as a writer and poet while in prison, and his work has been published in a half dozen countries. Correspondence can be sent to: Saint James Harris Wood T30027, P.O. Box 8103, CMC East-5295, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409.
Peggy Sue Amison has been a photographer for more than twenty years. In 2000 she moved from California to County Cork, Ireland, where she directs the Sirius Arts Centre.
Thomas Clark has been taking photographs for more than thirty years. He lives in Jamaica, New York.
Aaron M. Cohen earned a master’s degree in English literature but became disillusioned with academia and began taking photographs on a trip abroad. His work has since appeared in Time Out New York and Photographer’s Forum. He lives in Elmhurst, New York.
Dianne Duenzl loves to photograph foggy, dreamlike landscapes, which are rare where she lives, in the bright glare and drought of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Erin Dunigan would take pictures of squirrels while on camping trips as a child. She teaches photography to at-risk teens and lives in Newport Beach, California.
Otis Kriegel is an elementary-school teacher and director of a public art collaborative called Illegal Art. He lives in New York City.
Karen Landmann is a photographer and social worker who lives in New York City. She has worked with support groups for children whose parents have HIV/AIDS, and the curriculum she developed has been used in more than thirty countries.
Kathleen Menke is a professional photographer who moved to Haines, Alaska, in 1995 and has been building herself a small home on the edge of town ever since.
Anna Kaufman Moon, a freelance photographer for more than forty years, has had work published in Newsweek, Life, the New York Times, and Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book.
Andrea Nelson lives in New York City. When not taking photographs she enjoys running, reading, and wandering.
Randall Richards is a photographer and screenwriter who lives in Culver City, California.
Kip Sikora’s photograph in this issue is his first publication. He lives in Houston, Texas, and will begin a master’s program in photojournalism this fall at the University of Montana.
Keith Harmon Snow is a photographer and human-rights investigative journalist who travels extensively in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cole Thompson is a photographer who lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado.
Tom Bodhi Reeves, who lives in Lakeview, Oregon, is twenty-two years old and says he has so far “successfully avoided all photography classes and college educations.” After graduating from high school, he traveled for eight months through Thailand. He took this month’s cover photograph on a songtaew, or “truck taxi,” filled with Thai workers, some of whom were trying to sleep as the truck bumped along a curvy mountain road.
Rachel J. Elliott
Assistant to the Editor
Website & Events Director