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Greg Ames is the author of the novel Buﬀalo Lockjaw. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Hamilton, New York, where he is an assistant professor at Colgate University.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and essays, including The Handmaid’s Tale. She lives in Canada.
Ricky Cantor was born, raised, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Lucille Clifton was the author of thirteen poetry collections and numerous children’s books. She died in 2010 at the age of seventy-three.
Lynn Davis is a writer who lives in North Carolina. “The Diver” is her first published poem, unless you count the one she wrote in sixth grade that everyone teased her about.
Tracy Frisch is a homesteader, freelance journalist, and local troublemaker. She grows vegetables on a hundred-acre farm in upstate New York.
Stanley Kunitz was a poet, editor, and translator. His poetry collection Selected Poems: 1928–1958 won the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 2006 at the age of one hundred.
Emma Lazarus was the author of a novel, a play, and numerous poetry collections. She died in 1887 at the age of thirty-eight.
Kelly Ann Malone lives in Canyon Country, California. Her writing has appeared in Free Verse, Offcourse, and The Pittsburgh Quarterly.
Megan Denton Ray is enrolled in the MFA program at Purdue University and has been published in Cimarron Review, Ruminate, and Otis Nebula. She has an identical twin sister and a tiny birthmark in the shape of a clover.
David Rutschman is a Soto Zen priest and hospice grief counselor. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Waxwing, and Witness. His story in this issue is from his forthcoming first collection. He lives in California with his wife and two young children.
Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, New York. One of his hobbies is making lima-bean soup for his ninety-eight-year-old father. His latest book is How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (And Other Helpful Hints).
Debbie Urbanski is a writer who lives in central New York. She is obsessed with mountains, vegetarian cookbooks, and the herd of stink bugs that wanders around her home.
David Zoby splits his time between Casper, Wyoming, and Homer, Alaska. His writing has appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fourth Genre, and The Missouri Review. A lifelong waterfowl hunter and fly fisherman, he has a fishing blog at davezoby.com.
Danielle Austen is a kayaker, scuba diver, and terrible skier. She lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Edwin Barkdoll is a veterinarian who lives in Maine with his wife, three dogs, and a cat.
Larry Blackwood lives in Bozeman, Montana. His photos have appeared in LensWork, Black & White, and Color. Now a volunteer firefighter, he was a statistician for thirty years.
William Carter’s fifth and most comprehensive book of photographs, Causes and Spirits, was published by Steidl in 2011. He lives in San Mateo, California.
Ashley Driggers is a photographer who lives in Richmond, Kentucky.
Karessa Ellis lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a mother of three who works as a medical assistant in an OB/GYN clinic.
Michael Galinsky is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Robert Graham is the art director at The Sun.
Jody Kennedy’s writing and photography have appeared in The Georgia Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and Peacock Journal. A native of the upper Midwest, she now lives in France.
Johnny Kerr lives in Youngtown, Arizona, where he is a high-school teacher. His photos have been published in Flash & Fuse and Trang Den.
Dawn McDermott lives in Forestdale, Massachusetts, where she recently completed certification to become a yoga instructor.
Laurie Minor’s photo essays have appeared in Photo Life, Photo Digest, and Cat Fancy. She lives in Canada with her husband and two golden retrievers.
Chase Newton is a photography student who smokes too many cigarettes. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Khunya Pan is a photographer living in Austin, Texas.
Tomás Samael is a filmmaker who lives in Santiago, Chile.
J. Eliza Wall lives in Warminster, Pennsylvania, where she volunteers at museums because she loves art.
Goran Jovic is a freelance photographer who lives in Imotski, Croatia. He took this month’s cover photograph, of a young boy resting against a boat, on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Carol Ann Fitzgerald
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Rachel J. Elliott
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