T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of
twelve novels, most recently the New York
Times bestseller The Women. “Scorpion
Ranch” is adapted from When the Killing’s
Done, forthcoming from Viking.
Trish Carney is a photographer living in
San Rafael, California. Her coyote images
are part of her Living with Wildlife series.
Benjamin Drummond is currently
working in the Pacific Northwest on Facing
Climate Change, a long-term documentary
project that tells the story of global change
through local people.
Rose McLarney’s first book of poems,
The Always Broken Plates of Mountains,
is forthcoming from Four Way Books.
She lives in rural western North Carolina,
where she raises a variety of livestock.
Alex Schiebel studied creative writing
and environmental studies at the University of Victoria. She currently lives out of a
backpack and splits her time between the
Great Basin and British Columbia.
Ginger Strand is a 2009/2010 New York
Foundation for the Arts fellow in nonfiction and a contributing editor at Orion.
Christopher Ketcham writes for Vanity
Fair, Harper’s, and GQ. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Moab, Utah, and is
currently writing a book about secession
movements in the Northeast.
Arthur Sze is the author of eight books
of poetry, including The Ginkgo Light,
which was selected for the 2009 PEN
Southwest Book Award for poetry. He is
also the editor of Chinese Writers on Writing and lives in Santa Fe.
Amanda Keller Konya is a Southern
California native who received an MFA
from Otis College of Art and Design in
Dorianne Laux’s fourth book of poems,
Facts about the Moon, is the recipient of
the Oregon Book Award. Her collection
The Book of Men is forthcoming from
W. W. Norton. She teaches poetry at
North Carolina State University.
David Taylor teaches at New Mexico
State University. His documentation of
the U.S./Mexico border was supported by
a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a
monograph of the work, Working the Line,
was recently published by Radius Books.
Amanda Keller Konya
Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest novel is Into
the Beautiful North. His short story “Mr.
Mendoza’s Paintbrush” was recently published as a graphic novel, illustrated by
Christopher Cardinale. Urrea teaches at
the University of Illinois at Chicago.
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Jon Lowenstein has been a professional
photographer for more than ten years.
His work has appeared in Mother Jones,
Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler,
the New York Times, and others. He was
named a 2008 Alicia Patterson Fellow
and also won the 2007 Getty Award for
Katrina Vandenberg is the author of
two books of poems: Atlas and The Alphabet Not Unlike the World (forthcoming in
2012), both published by Milkweed Editions. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.