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Fleur Adcock was born in New Zealand and has spent most of her life in England. She is the author of ten collections of poetry.
Robert Bly is a poet and translator. His books include Iron John: A Book about Men and The Light around the Body.
S.J. Dunning lives in Tacoma, Washington. She’s currently working on a memoir and a collection of poems.
Tony Hoagland’s newest book of poetry, Application for Release from the Dream, was published by Graywolf Press in 2015. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is working on a handbook about the internal combustion of poems.
Randall Jarrell was an American poet, critic, and essayist. He was struck by a car and killed in 1965.
William Jordan is an entomologist and the author of A Cat Named Darwin and Divorce among the Gulls: An Uncommon Look at Human Nature.
Sam Mowe’s writing regularly appears in Spirituality & Health and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. He and his dog, Jules, a deaf pit-bull mix who dreams when she sleeps, split their time between the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Nalungiaq was an Inuit storyteller whose words were documented by a Danish anthropologist in the early twentieth century.
Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet and diplomat. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
Yehoshua November’s God’s Optimism was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in poetry. His second collection of poems, Two Worlds Exist, will be published in 2016. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, and teaches writing at Touro College and Rutgers University.
Rainer Maria Rilke was raised in Prague by German-speaking parents. He was the author of several books of poetry and a collection of letters published after his death in 1926, titled Letters to a Young Poet.
Carl Safina lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife, Patricia, two dogs, some chickens, a couple of parrots, and a king snake.
Debbie Urbanski lives with her family in in Syracuse, New York. She fell in love with sci-fi at the age of six when her dad showed her Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
Reneé Albright is a photographer who lives in Reno, Nevada.
Ari Beser lives in Owings Mills, Maryland. He is working on a book about his grandfather, who was the only person to fly on both missions that dropped atomic bombs on Japan.
Niki Boon was trained as a physical therapist but became a photographer instead. She lives in Blenheim, New Zealand.
William Carter’s fifth and most comprehensive book of photographs, Causes and Spirits: Photographs from Five Decades, was released by Steidl in 2011. He lives near San Francisco.
Sarah Clawson lives in Crowley, Texas, where she trains horses, paints faces, and takes photographs.
Haley Earley believes in coffee, conversation, and God. She lives in Farmington, Minnesota.
Gina Easley lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the staff photographer for Full Grown People, an online magazine about adulthood, “the other awkward age.”
Peter Franco is a filmmaker and photographer who lives near Boston, Massachusetts. He recently shot a mixed-media project about industrial hog operations.
Akash Ganguly lives in Kolkata, India, where he’s a tutor, student photographer, and filmmaker.
Jon Kral has published books of photographs about Mississippi steamboats, motorcycle races, Florida cowboys, and thoroughbred horses. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.
James LePore lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with his wife. His book Blood, Light, & Time combines short fiction with photographs.
John A. Lorenz left Vietnam with his family just days before the fall of Saigon in 1975. An actor, he lives in North Hollywood, California.
Maureen Maliha is the curator of the Trillium Gallery. She lives, hikes, and camps in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Edward F. Palm is a retired Marine major turned academic. His images have appeared in Wanderlust and Word Catalyst. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Jessica Rassette lives in Nebraska, where she is a stay-at-home mom of three very loud boys. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
Sergio Delle Vedove lives in Moruzzo, Italy. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Italy.
Shrikar Venkatesh is an engineering student and photographer who lives in Bangalore, India.
Lindsay Waelder grew up in New Hampshire but lives with her husband in Altenahr, Germany.
David Millenheft enjoys being close to nature, but not too close. He lives in Ventura, California. His photo on this month’s cover is of a western lowland gorilla.
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