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Bradley Babendir lives with his fiancée and two cats outside of Boston, Massachusetts. You can follow him on Twitter: @therealbradbabs
Fred Bahnson is the author of Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith. He lives in Brevard, North Carolina, and recently visited Ethiopia’s last remaining old-growth forests, called “church forests.” You can follow him on Twitter: @fredbahnson
Krista Bremer lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, with her husband, her son, her anxiety, and her awe. She is writing her second book and is grateful to loved ones who inspire and tolerate her writing.
Charlie Geer lives in Andalusia. His first book in Spanish, ¿Qué dices, teacher?, is forthcoming from Penguin in January 2020. You can follow him on Twitter: @amerizano
Jennifer Bowen Hicks is the director of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, and her writing has appeared in Orion and Kenyon Review. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. You can follow her on Instagram: @jenniferbowenhicks.
Alison Luterman is up to her eyeballs in things to do: writing lyrics for two musical shows, leading classes for gutsy writing students, making a good-faith effort to strengthen her core, and trying to slow down time. She lives in Oakland, California.
Owen McLeod is a philosophy professor and studio potter. His poems are published or forthcoming in New England Review, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review, and his debut collection, Dream Kitchen, won the 2018 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry.
Marge Piercy is a poet and novelist whose most recent book is the poetry collection Made in Detroit. She lives with her husband on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
David Slabotsky lives in an old farmhouse north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His stories can be found in the collections The Mind of Genesis, Imperial Messages, Gates to the New City, and A Big Jewish Book, and he is the author of the young-adult adventure novel Out of the Ice Age.
Harry Bohm has worked as a lifeguard, Outward Bound instructor, salvage diver, and tugboat captain. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Christina Brobby lives with her husky in Canada’s Yukon territory. In the summers she explores Alaska in her minivan; in the winters she works on her memoir.
Michael Galinsky’s book The Decline of Mall Civilization, a collection of photos he took on a cross-country trip in 1989, was published in November. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Hiroto Hayashi quit social media when he realized how much reality he was sacrificing for his digital persona. He lives in Brighton, Colorado.
Jon Kral is a photojournalist who has published books on horse racing and Mississippi steamboats. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.
Lindsay Langhals is a photographer who lives in Columbus Grove, Ohio.
David Liittschwager is a photographer and author whose work has led him to six continents. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Benjamin Littler lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. His dream is to snowboard the Wasatch Ridge and to ride a motorcycle around the country, shooting photos the entire way.
Siri Myhrom is a writer and editor who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two daughters. They spend weekends tracking the changing seasons and looking for muskrats in the woods and lakes near their home.
Dmitriy Semenovskiy is a photographer from Kyiv, Ukraine. He enjoys mountains, inspirational movies, and morning coffee.
Andrew Snee is the senior editor of The Sun. He lives with his wife, Julie, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Cole Thompson has recently traveled to Ghana, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Faroe Islands. He lives in Laporte, Colorado.
Santosh Verma is a photographer based in Mumbai, India.
Christian Marcel is a French photographer who lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his daughter, his dog, and his cat. He took the photo on this month’s cover, of a sailboat on the ocean, from the shoreline of Ogunquit, Maine. You can follow him on Instagram: @idealuz_photography
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