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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Poe Ballantine is only six-foot-two, but he is the biggest fool who has ever walked the earth.
Jane Delury lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches an undergraduate writing course at the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, Sou’Wester, and the Portland Review.
Stuart Gravatt lives and writes poetry in Richmond, Virginia, where she runs a consulting business. Her work has appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Apalachee Review, the Baltimore Review, and the anthology Essential Love: Poems about Mothers and Fathers, Daughters and Sons (Poetworks/Grayson Books).
Derrick Jensen’s most recent book is A Language Older Than Words (Context Books). He lives in Crescent City, California.
Lou Lipsitz is learning to share his bed again — with a friend who has returned from a long journey. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Ernest McLeod’s short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in the James White Review, the GSU Review, Salon, and the anthologies Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction (Plume) and Bar Stories (Alyson Publications). He lives in Middlebury, Vermont, and serves on the admissions board of the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference.
Al Neipris is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict living in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, New York. He recently journeyed to Washington, D.C., to protest our current military coup and its “president,” George W. Bush.
Ethan Hubbard is a photographer living in Chelsea, Vermont.
Rachel J. Elliott