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Robert Cording teaches at College of the
Holy Cross in Massachusetts. He is the author of six collections of poems, including,
most recently, Walking with Ruskin.
Mark Dorf is a 2011 graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. His images in this issue are from a series titled
Axiom & Simulation.
Gary Gildner is a winner of the National
Magazine Award in fiction. Cleaning a
Rainbow is his latest collection of poems.
William Giraldi is the author of the
novel Busy Monsters and fiction editor of
the journal AGNI. His work has appeared
recently in GQ, Salmagundi, and The Oxford American.
Bear Guerra was a finalist for a 2010
National Magazine Award in photojournalism. His story in this issue was funded
in part by the Society of Environmental
Cynthia Huntington’s newest book,
Heavenly Bodies, was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. Her poem
in this issue is from a work in progress,
Basia Irland creates installation artwork
in rivers around the world. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Rio Grande
Kathleen Jamie is the author of the poetry collections The Tree House, which won
the Forward poetry prize, and The Overhaul; her nonfiction includes Findings and
Sightlines. She lives in Scotland.
Maya Smith Janson’s poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Alaska
Quarterly Review, Best American Poetry, and
elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection,
Murmur & Crush, was published in 2012.
Alan Lightman is a physicist and professor of the practice of the humanities at
MIT. His latest novel is Mr g.
Jeremy Miller’s last story for Orion, “The
Colonization of Kern County,” appeared in
the January/February 2011 issue.
Kathleen Dean Moore is the author
of several books, including Moral Ground,
which makes the case for the moral necessity of halting climate change.
Bonnie Nadzam’s writing has been published in Harper’s, Granta, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her novel Lamb was
the 2011 winner of the Center for Fiction’s
Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.
Hugh Raffles, the winner of the 2011
Orion Book Award, is working on a project
about rocks and stones. He is a professor at
The New School in New York City.
Jamey Stillings is at work on a photographic examination of renewable energy
development in the American West.
Mitra Taj is a Reuters stringer and freelance journalist who has contributed reporting to Living on Earth and The World.
She lives in Lima, Peru.
Baron Wormser is the author of twelve
books, including The Road Washes Out in
Spring and Scattered Chapters.