William L. Fox
Todd Davis teaches creative writing
and environmental studies at Penn State
University’s Altoona College. He is the
author of two books of poems, Ripe and
Chris Dombrowski was recently
writer in residence at Interlochen
Center for the Arts. This spring he
is teaching creative writing at the
University of Montana in Missoula.
Amy Dryansky’s >rst book of poems
is How I Got Lost So Close to Home.
She lives in Conway, Massachusetts,
and works as a consultant to arts
William L. Fox’s new book, Aereality:
Essays on the World from Above, will be
published this fall. He was a visiting
writer in the Antarctic in 2001–2002.
Michael Hettich’s most recent books
of poetry are Swimmer Dreams and Flock
and Shadow. A new chapbook, Many
Loves, was published in 2007. He lives
Matt Jenkins is a freelance writer and
contributing editor to High Country News.
He writes from Berkeley, California.
Larry Mills, a resident of Santa Barbara,
is a freelance photographer. His work has
been exhibited in galleries in California
and has appeared in Rolling Stone and
James Prosek is the author of eight
books, including Trout: An Illustrated
History. His paintings have been shown
in galleries across the country, and he
is cofounder, with Yvon Chouinard, of
the conservation initiative World Trout.
Ben Quick >nishes his MFA in creative
writing at the University of Arizona this
spring. He lives in Tucson.
Barbara Ras is the author of Bite Every
Sorrow—which won the Walt Whitman
Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery
Award—and One Hidden Stuff. She lives
in San Antonio, Texas, where she directs
Trinity University Press.
Sherry Simpson’s essay in this issue
is excerpted from her book The Accidental
Explorer, forthcoming in March from
Sasquatch Books. She teaches at the
University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Rebecca Solnit, a recipient of the
Lannan Literary Award, is an Orion
columnist and a contributing editor
to Harper’s. She is the author of twelve
books, most recently Storming the Gates
of Paradise, and lives in San Francisco.
Kim Steele’s photography has appeared
in many major publications, including
National Geographic, Life, and the New
York Times. He lives in San Francisco.
Ginger Strand is the author of
Inventing Niagara as well as Flight,
a novel. She lives in New York City.
Haim Watzman lives in Jerusalem.
He is the author of Company C: An
American’s Life as a Citizen-Soldier
in Israel and A Crack in the Earth:
A Journey Up Israel’s Rift Valley.