Traci Brimhall is the author of Saudade,
Our Lady of the Ruins, and Rookery. She
teaches at Kansas State University.
Melanie Challenger is the author
of On Extinction. She is currently working on a new nonfiction book, How To
Brian Goldman is a freelance and editorial photographer based in Houston.
He holds a degree in philosophy from
Texas A&M University.
Sean Hill is the author of Dangerous
Goods and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor.
His poems have appeared in Callaloo,
Poetry, and Tin House.
McKay Jenkins teaches at the University of Delaware. His latest books
are Food Fight and ContamiNation.
Keetje Kuipers is the author of
two collections of poetry. Her poems
have been published in the Pushcart
Prize and Best American Poetry.
Mark Laita photographs the magnificent forms, textures, and colors he finds
in nature. This is the second time his
work has appeared in Orion.
J. Drew Lanham is the author of The
Home Place. He teaches in the forestry
and environmental conservation department at Clemson University.
Amy Leach is the author of Things That
Are. She is a recipient of the Nautilus
Book Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award,
and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award.
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