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Antler is the former poet laureate of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and author of Exclamation Points Ad Infinitum! (Centennial Press). His poems have been included in the anthologies Poets against the War (Nation Books) and Poetic Voices without Borders (Gival Press). He lives in Milwaukee.
Ann Blondo is the pseudonym of a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Open City, Jane, and Portland Monthly, and she is currently writing a novel.
Michelle Cacho-Negrete lives in Wells, Maine, where she writes and leads workshops. Her work has been published in Bridge, Weird Tales, and Psychotherapy Networker.
Alison Clement is the author of the novels Pretty Is as Pretty Does (MacAdam/Cage) and Twenty Questions (Atria). She lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her partner, an old cat, and a faithful pit bull.
Arnie Cooper is a frequent contributor to two very different publications: The Sun and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Tess Gallagher is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, screenwriter, and translator. Her latest poetry collection is titled Dear Ghosts, (Graywolf Press). Her forthcoming book Distant Rain (Eastern Washington Press) is a conversation with Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi. She lives in Port Angeles, Washington.
Cheryl Gatling lives in Syracuse, New York, and has worked the night shift at a hospital as a registered nurse for eighteen years. She is also a wife, mother, and graduate student.
Alison Luterman blogs about art, life, performance, and poetry at seehowwealmostfly.blogspot.com. She lives in Oakland, California.
Matthew M. Quick does all of his writing in a basement nook his mother-in-law calls the “Matt Cave.” His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review and Portland Review, and he is currently finishing a novel, for which he is seeking representation. He lives with his wife and a greyhound in Holden, Massachusetts.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Mohammed Berno is an Iranian photographer based in Tehran, Iran. He works for the Iranian Labor News Agency and is a contributor to the online news service documentiran.com.
Sarah Blodgett is a commercial and fine-art photographer who lives in Ancram, New York. Her work has appeared in Fine Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, and the Knot.
Steven Brock was awarded a grant in the early 1980s to study the medicinal plants of Peru and Tibet, but once in those countries, he discovered he preferred to photograph the people. He lives in Inverness, California.
Kevin Bubriski has photographed his travels to India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bangladesh, as well as his hometown of Shaftsbury, Vermont. His latest book of photos is called Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero (PowerHouse Books).
Morgan Caufield is a photographer who lives in a yurt in Occidental, California.
Sylvia de Swaan is a photographer who was born in Romania, survived the Holocaust, and lived in refugee camps until she was ten. She currently resides in Utica, New York, and has made seven trips to Europe to explore her past.
Peg Díaz lives in Barstow, California, where she juggles a lover, twin boys, gardening, and photography.
Brenda Flynn is a photographer, artist, and illustrator who lives in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. She dreams of winning the lottery and going to Tahiti.
Roberto Guerra is a self-taught photographer whose work documents underrepresented communities. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Michael Kane is a photographer who lives in Austin, Texas.
Matthew Lessner is a photographer and filmmaker whose latest film, Darling Darling, has been screened at film festivals worldwide. He lives in Roseburg, Oregon.
Tom Sundro Lewis is a photographer who says he has “embraced the digital darkroom with both arms open.” He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Rhonda Patzia has recently been taking portraits of naked women to promote body awareness and acceptance. She lives in Pella, Iowa.
Gypsy Ray is a photographer who lives outside of Kilkenny City, Ireland. She teaches part time at Ormonde College.
Roy Stanton is a photographer who also works as a chauffeur. He lives in Los Angeles.
Ramin Talaie is a journalist and photographer who was born in Iran and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Cole Thompson is a photographer who lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado.
Thomas Tulis is a photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marvin W. Schwartz lives in New York City. He took this month’s cover photograph in 1970 in Mijas, Spain, at what was then the only cafe in town. Mijas has since become a popular tourist destination.
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