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Louis E. Bourgeois is the author of The Gar Diaries (Community Press) and The Animal (BlazeVOX Books). He is also founder and editor of VOX Press and the father of four-year-old Simone. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
Megan Buchanan lives with her family in Prescott, Arizona.
Chris Bursk lives in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books of poetry, including The Improbable Swervings of Atoms (University of Pittsburgh Press). When he’s not teaching or writing poetry, he spends much of his time chasing his grandchildren.
Doug Crandell’s novel Hairdos of the Mildly Depressed will be published later this year by Virgin Books. He lives in Douglasville, Georgia, with his family, thirty chickens, twenty cats, thirteen ducks, six dogs, and two sheep.
David James Duncan is a renowned fly fisherman and the author of several books, including the novel The River Why (Sierra Club Books) and the nonfiction collection My God Laughs & Plays (Triad Books). He lives in Montana and is at work on a novel that attempts to reconcile his western boots and Eastern books, titled Eastern Western.
Jeff Fearnside’s writing has appeared in Rosebud and the anthology A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service (Peace Corps). He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Tom Hawkins is the author of a short-story collection called Paper Crown (BkMk Press). He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lou Lipsitz is a writer and therapist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Now that the rains have returned after a long drought, his garden is growing ever larger and more complex, and he is foolishly egging it on.
Laura A. Munson’s writing has appeared in Big Sky Journal and Western Art and Architecture. She lives in Whitefish, Montana.
Jan Shoemaker’s work has appeared in the Rambler and on National Public Radio. She lives in Okemos, Michigan, with the two important males in her life: her husband, Larry, who builds her fires and pours her wine, and their golden retriever, Atticus, who keeps her warm on the couch.
Christian Zwahlen’s work has been published in Open City. He lives in Rochester, New York, where he teaches middle-school English.
Phil Aldrich was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force before setting up a medical practice in Carson City, Nevada. He has been taking photographs for more than thirty years.
Rita Bernstein lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A reluctant traveler, she takes most of her photographs close to home.
James Carroll lives in New York City.
Donna Connell lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she grows basil and puts it in vases all over her house, just for the smell of it.
T. Paige Dalporto is a photographer, poet, and songwriter who lives in his hometown of Charlton Heights, West Virginia.
Lonny Danler grew up living in hotels and motels owned and operated by his family. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Gary Green is assistant professor of art at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His work has been published in Blind Spot and Words & Images.
Roy Gumpel is a photographer, cinematographer, and volunteer firefighter in High Falls, New York. His favorite assignment was filming Route 66 for a National Geographic television documentary.
Gary Harwood is coauthor of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community (Kent State University Press). He lives in Kent, Ohio.
Robert Hecht’s work has appeared in LensWork and Photographer’s Forum. He thinks of his pictures as visual haikus and is working on a book of original haiku poems and photographs. He lives in San Rafael, California.
Catherine Salley is a northern Louisiana native who began taking photographs when she was eleven. She lives in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Morgan Tyree, who calls himself a “walking typo,” lives in Powell, Wyoming, and has the letter R tattooed on his left foot and the letter L on his right. His work has been published in America West, Harper’s, and Shots.
Hiroshi Watanabe made commercials for Japanese television for twenty years before he quit to devote himself full time to fine-art photography. He lives in West Hollywood, California.
Andrea Burns’s work has been published in Ms. and the Boston Globe. She lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and took this month’s cover photograph at Natural Roots, a seven-acre organic farm in Conway, Massachusetts. The farm’s owners, Anna and David, use draft horses to plow their fields, and they provide vegetables to 175 families through their CSA (community-supported agriculture) program. They are pictured at the sink of one of the small cabins used by their interns.
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