I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Gordon Grice’s first book, The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators (Delacorte), is a PEN Center Award nominee. He lives in Guymon, Oklahoma, and his essays have appeared in Esquire, Granta, and Harper’s.
Ava Leavell Haymon’s poetry has appeared in Shenandoah, the Georgia Review, and the Hudson Review. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the author of several chapbooks, including Built in Fear of Heat (Nightshade Press).
Bruce Horowitz is a child and family therapist living in Rochester, New York. His photographs in this issue were taken with a toy camera.
Gillian Kendall is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. For three long years, she taught English at a small private college in the South. She would give her first-born child for an agent.
Scott London is host and producer of Insight & Outlook, a National Public Radio program profiling progressive thinkers and social innovators. He lives with his five-year-old daughter, Gabriela, in the mountains near Santa Barbara, California.
Bruce Holland Rogers lives in Eugene, Oregon, and just finished editing an illustrated anthology titled Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams. He begins his writing day lying on the couch, anchored by a purring cat named Osha.
Sparrow lives atop a children’s clothing store in Phoenicia, New York. His new goal is to read every book by Beatrix Potter.
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