Terry Tempest Williams
Laura El-Tantawy is an Egyptian pho
tographer living in Egypt and the UK. A
freelance photographer since 2006, her
work has been exhibited all over the world.
Peter Friederici teaches journalism at
Northern Arizona University in Flagsta=.
He is the author, most recently, of Nature’s
Restoration: People and Places on the Front
Lines of Conservation.
Karen Glaser’s Dark Sharks/Light Rays
was exhibited in its entirety at PHOTO
Gallery in Oakland, California. Selections
from the series will be on display at the
Corden Potts Gallery in San Francisco in
Lisa M. Hamilton’s writing and pho
tography focus on agriculture and rural
communities. She is the author of Deeply
Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age
of Agribusiness and Farming to Create
Heaven on Earth. Her most recent project
is “Real Rural,” a multimedia exploration
of rural California.
Pam Houston is the director of creative
writing at the University of California,
Davis, and a Million Mile Flyer on United
Airlines. Her piece in this issue of Orion is
excerpted from her fifth book, the novel
Contents May Have Shifted, forthcoming in
February from W. W. Norton & Company,
Inc., and used by permission.
Paul Kingsnorth has been writing about
environmental issues for fifteen years. In
2009, he cofounded the Dark Mountain
Project, a cultural and creative response to
an age of ecocide. He lives in Cumbria, in
Kateri Kosek’s poetry and essays have
appeared in Blueline, Creative Nonfiction,
and on Terrain.org. She teaches English at
Marist and Dutchess community colleges
in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Cecily Parks is the author of the poetry
collection Field Folly Snow. She recently
earned a PhD in English from the CUNY
Graduate Center. A new resident of Cam
bridge, Massachusetts, she teaches poetry
writing at Columbia University.
Dan Shepherd is a fine art photogra
pher based in Los Angeles. He has worked
at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Patagonia’s
Freedom to Roam coalition to protect
Mark Svenvold is the author of the
nonfiction book Big Weather and Empire
Burlesque, a poetry collection. He teaches
writing at Seton Hall University in South
Orange, New Jersey.
Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir,
The Mountain and the Fathers, forthcoming
in March, and two collections of poetry. He
lives with his wife, son, and daughter in
north Iowa. His piece “Out West,” pub
lished in the September/October 2009
issue of Orion, was a National Magazine
Terry Tempest Williams’s new book,
When Women Were Birds, will be pub
lished this spring by Farrar, Straus and
Giroux. Williams is a monthly columnist
for The Progressive, and the 2011 recipient
of the International Peace Award given by
the Community of Christ.
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