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Keith Russell Ablow is a writer and psychiatrist who lives in Boston.
David Beard is the divorced father of two children. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, where he works for a company that manufactures compressors.
David Budbill is a poet and playwright whose Judevine was published recently by Chelsea Green. His poem, “Raymond and Ann,” appeared in Issue 196.
Chris Bursk is a poet who lives in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania. He’s the author of a book of poems, Place In Residence, and is looking for a publisher for his new collection, Foot Soldiers.
Stephen T. Butterfield studies Latin and Greek, draws, paints, writes, and plays music in Shrewsbury, Vermont.
Jeanne DuPrau lives mostly in Menlo Park, California, and sometimes at a Zen monastery in the Sierras. Her book about Zen, The Earth House, has just been published by New Chapter Press.
Philip Joseph is a recent drop-out from the world of New York publishing. He lives in Seattle, Washington, where he writes for a travel publication.
Jerrold Ladd is a reporter for the Dallas Morning News.
Pamela Altfeld Malone lives in Leonia, New Jersey. Her fiction has appeared in the anthology Back In My Body and her poetry in Resonance.
Candace Perry grew up in what Pat Conroy describes as a state of “graceful caution,” peculiar to the children of military families. She had lived in Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Nicaragua by the time she turned thirteen. At forty-four, she is grateful to have sunk roots deep into the sandy soil of Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband and their three teenage sons.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Donna Schaper thinks of herself as a “Christian socialist feminist who has a bit of a right-wing streak.” A parish pastor in Riverhead, New York, she’s the author of Superwoman Turns Forty and Stripping Down: The Art of Spiritual Restoration, which uses the metaphor of refinishing a chair as a spiritual art.
Laverne Zabielski lives in Lexington, Kentucky and writes every chance she gets, which is usually in twenty-minute spurts between looking after five children and four stepchildren.
Ellen Frankenstein is a photographer who lives in Los Angeles, California.
Heideh D. Kabir
Clark Saint Clare Benbow