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Alan Craig is the pseudonym of a (once again) recovering addict living on the East Coast.
Doug Crandell won third place in a Bicentennial bike-decorating contest in 1976. His mother hand-sewed him an Uncle Sam outfit, which he wore with oblivious pride. He lives in Douglasville, Georgia, and is on the faculty at the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia.
Cindy King was born in Cleveland and raised in the shadows of the nuclear cooling towers on the shore of Lake Erie. Now she lives in southern Utah, where she doesn’t know a butte from a bluff. She teaches writing at Dixie State University.
Michael Mark is a hospice volunteer who’s hiked the Himalayas and walked the Camino de Santiago. He lives in San Diego, California, but in his heart has never left Queens, New York. He is the author of the children’s books Toba and Toba at the Hands of a Thief.
Yehoshua November is the author of the poetry collections God’s Optimism, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry, and Two Worlds Exist, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He teaches writing at Rutgers University and Touro College and lives with his wife and five children in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Meighan L. Sharp lives in Roanoke, Virginia, where she recently spent fifteen months as an artist-in-residence for the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, working with patients and families at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She likes to dance in her kitchen and teaches at Hollins University.
David Slabotsky lives north of Toronto, Canada, where he writes, paints, and practices martial arts. His stories can be found in The Mind of Genesis, Imperial Messages, and Gates to the New City. He is the author of a young-adult adventure novel, Out of the Ice Age.
Laura Esther Wolfson is the author of For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors and the translator of Stalin’s Secret Pogrom. Every evening she listens to Claude Debussy’s Rêverie, with Eugene Ormandy conducting. She’s grateful to her friend Alice Cooper — not the rock star — who introduced her to Rabbi Timoner.
Ezra Zonana lives in New York City. His writing has appeared in Fiction and The Ledge. For many years he led a writing workshop at the Writers Studio in New York City, where he was also a student. He’s a fan of old movies shown on the big screen.
Katie DelaVaughn lives in Petaluma, California. She is a doula, gardener, fitness professional, and mother of two.
Michael Galinsky is the co-director of All the Rage, a documentary about Dr. John Sarno, whose theory about the cause of back pain defies mainstream medical practices. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
William Holm is a pediatrician who lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Craig F. Walker is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist and a staff photographer for The Boston Globe.
Clemens Kalischer was born in Bavaria, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1942. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time. He died in 2018 at the age of ninety-seven. His photo on this month’s cover is from his “Displaced Persons” series, which documented refugees who had come to the U.S. following World War II.
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