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Cynthia Bourgeault lives in British Columbia, where she divides her time between solitude and her role as resident teacher for the Contemplative Society. She is a frequent contributor to Parabola magazine and a columnist for www.beliefnet.org.
Stephen Elliott is the author of the novels What It Means to Love You and A Life Without Consequences (both MacAdam/Cage). He lives in San Francisco and is the Truman Capote Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University.
Stuart Kestenbaum lives in Deer Isle, Maine, and is the author of Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press). His second book, House of Thanksgiving, will be published this spring by Deerbrook Editions.
D. Killian’s work has appeared in Sojourners, Curve, Diva, the Lambda Book Report, the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, and the Cleis Press anthology Dyke’s Dream Home. She lives in New York City, where she is an organizer for the National Writers Union.
Lyn Lifshin’s most recent book of poems is A New Film About a Woman in Love with the Dead (March Street Press). She lives in Vienna, Virginia.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Samantha Schoech spent portions of her childhood on a commune in northern California, at a meditation center in Vermont, and in a fishing village in Mexico. She now lives in San Francisco with her husband and their dog. Her fiction has appeared in Zyzzyva and the Gettysburg Review, and she is currently working on a novel about some of the characters in her story “Dances.”
Robley Wilson edited the North American Review for more than thirty years. Now retired, he lives with his wife, two stepdaughters, and seven cats in Orlando, Florida. His most recent story collection is The Book of Lost Fathers (Johns Hopkins).
Ryan Anderson is a photographer living in Carlsbad, California.
Photographer Nicole Blaisdell is searching for truth in people, rocks, trees, and water. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Andy Charnas is a photographer living in San Francisco.
Thomas Clark writes, “As a single man over forty, I live my life precariously at times. Photography somehow gives me a sense of hope and security.” He lives in St. Albans, New York.
Anders Goldfarb is a photographer living in Brooklyn, New York.
Photographer Matthew Gray is a contemporary artist living in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
Tama Hochbaum is a photographer and artist who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she loves to sing and play guitar with her composer husband and their two children.
Daniel J. Hoffman lives and takes photographs in Roosevelt, New Jersey.
Jon Hughes is an author, playwright, and self-taught photojournalist who began taking photographs in 1985 at the age of forty. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Susan Lirakis Nicolay once traveled to India to photograph the Tibetan community in exile, but lately has stayed at home and photographed her neighbors in Sandwich, New Hampshire.
Igor Malijevský studied theoretical physics before taking up photography in 1995. He lives in the Czech Republic, where he teaches photography and writes poetry and fiction.
Jessica R. Rigney is a writer and photographer who works out of an old schoolhouse in Auburn, Illinois.
Linda Smogor is a photographer living in Eugene, Oregon.
Jan Stürmann’s photographs can be found on the web at www.albinocrowmedia.com. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Lynne Jaeger Weinstein’s photographs have appeared in Parenting, Orion, and the New York Times. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and near her home in southern Vermont.
Photographer Jessie Willis yo-yos up and down the East Coast, but receives her rejection letters at a post-office box in New York City. Her favorite photographs of her daughters are stored in boxes, awaiting discovery by enlightened curators in the year 2050.
Photographer Ethan Hubbard lives in Chelsea, Vermont. He took this month’s cover image in Ollantaytambo, the last continuously inhabited Inca village in Peru. The couple, as well as the photographer, were slightly inebriated on chicha, a fermented home-brew derived from potatoes.
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Rachel J. Elliott