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Ellery Akers’s latest poetry collection is Swerve: Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance. She lives in California.
Joseph Bathanti is a former poet laureate of North Carolina who came to the state as a VISTA volunteer in 1976 to work with prison inmates. He teaches at Appalachian State University.
Leslee Goodman lives in Twisp, Washington, a tiny town with such a big sense of community that she made a film about it. She is currently producing a documentary on Native Americans and grizzlies.
Michele Herman has two books coming out in 2022: her debut novel, Save the Village, and a poetry chapbook, Just Another Jack: The Private Lives of Nursery Rhymes. She lives in New York City.
Sandra Gail Lambert is an ardent kayaker who lives in Gainesville, Florida. Her debut novel was published when she was sixty-two and her memoir, A Certain Loneliness, when she was sixty-six.
Teddy Macker is the author of This World, a collection of poems. He lives on a small farm in Carpinteria, California, where he maintains an orchard.
Caille Millner usually greets new people by correcting their pronunciation of her name. (It rhymes with sky.) She lives in San Francisco and is the author of the memoir The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification.
Emily Rinkema is terrified of sinkholes and spiders. She has chosen to live in northern Vermont, where both are usually on the smaller side. You can follow her on Twitter: @emilyrinkema.
Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, New York, and has been mourning Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts by watching videos of his performances on YouTube. Sparrow’s next book is Civilization and Its Disc Contents. You can follow him on Twitter: @Sparrow14.
Wisława Szymborska was a Polish poet who was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize for Literature. She died in 2012.
Cameron Bloch worked as an Associated Press photographer, writer, and editor for more than forty years. He lives in New York City.
James Carroll lives in New York City. Though mostly retired, he still takes photos for personal projects.
Maria Clara Dantas moved to London to study Art Business at Kingston University. She is cofounder of the online photography school Crisálida.
Jacoby Davani is a behavior analyst who lives in Auburn, Alabama. You can follow him on Instagram: @sam_o._nona.
Gina Easley recently bought a vintage manual typewriter and is enjoying typing letters and adding text to photographs. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Laurie Minor lives in Pelham, Ontario, Canada, and is the author of four books of photography including Jump and Moments with Max.
Dan Pearlman is a street photographer and jazz musician who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His photographs of New Orleans festivals will become a book someday, once he gets around to finishing it.
Tracy Pitts has two cats and a rescue puppy. When he’s not cleaning up, separating, or feeding them, he works as a freelance video editor, writer, and photographer.
Rachael Pongetti teaches art and photography in Pensacola, Florida. She is the author of Uncovering the Layers, a one-year photographic diary of the Pensacola “Graffiti Bridge.”
Ted Quanstrom’s first date with his wife was on a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. Now he lives with her and their two children in Seattle. You can follow him on Instagram: @millstream.design.
Wendy Stone’s work has appeared in National Geographic’s “Your Shot” and Eyes Open Magazine. Her hobbies include ice skating, hiking, and playing tag with her son.
Thomas Boblett repaired hearing aids for forty years in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now retired, he and his wife live in Silver City, New Mexico, where he is learning to capture his small-town surroundings. He took this month’s cover image on a beach in Leucadia, California.
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