Shane Borrowman is chair of the English Department at the University of Montana Western, where he teaches a range of writing classes (and the history of zombie cinema). He is editor or coeditor of six collections of original scholarship and four composition textbooks—from Trauma and the Teaching of Writing (2005) to Authenticity (2013). Desertion and jailbreaks run in his family, although his current work focuses on his third-great-grandfather, a veteran of the Mexican and Utah Wars, friend to Sam Huston, and frequent defense attorney for Brigham Young. His eight-year-old twins find some of this interesting.
William Bradley’s work has appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Brevity, The Normal School, College English, Creative Nonfiction, Sweet, and The Missouri Review. He lives in Canton, New York, where he teaches at St. Lawrence University. He has recently finished writing his first book, entitled Cells, a collection of linked essays about love, illness, and those things that connect us to one another.
Matthew Clark works as a carpenter in Laramie, Wyoming. His essays have appeared in The Antioch Review, Wag’s Revue, CutBank, and others.
Joshua Craze is a British-born essayist, fellow of The Nation Institute for Investigative Reporting, and a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His reportage and essays have appeared in the British Guardian, Washington Monthly, and Onsite Review, among many others. [End Page 189]
E. Eastman obtained his MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco in 2004. His essay, “Modigliani and Me,” part of a collection entitled In Utero, won the Espy Award for Literature in 2005 and was published by the Bellingham Review in 2007. Conceived and born in Germany to American parents, he spent six formative years in Seville, Spain, where he honed his desire to be both matador and professional flamenco dancer and then, visual artist. When none of those occupations materialized, a college guidance counselor coached him into being a physical therapist, a profession he has practiced for 38 years. He could spend the rest of his life on the road satisfying a curiosity for culture, high-end hotel rooms, and exotic comestibles. He currently volunteers with 826 Valencia, a literary arts program for children, in San Francisco. He is kind, personable, and the perfect guest for a dinner party.
Lacy M. Johnson is the author of THE OTHER SIDE, forthcoming from Tin House Books (2014), Trespasses: A Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2012), and is co-artistic director of the forthcoming multimedia project [the invisible city] (April 2014). She is currently Director of Academic Initiatives at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston, where she teaches interdisciplinary art.
Lania Knight’s first book, Three Cubic Feet, is a 2012 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Debut Fiction. Her essays, stories, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in New Stories from the Midwest, The Missouri Review, PANK, Literary Mama, Midwestern Gothic, Jabberwock Review, and elsewhere. She currently teaches creative writing at Eastern Illinois University. Read more about her at www.laniaknight.com.
Richard Kostelanetz is a writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde. He attended Brown University (BA, 1962), Columbia University (MA, 1966), and King’s College, London. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1967) and an NEA Fellowship in Book Art (1985), he has served as visiting professor or guest artist at several universities. Kostelanetz has written or edited over 60 books, including Recyclings: A Literary Autobiography (1974, 1984), Prose Pieces/After-texts (1987), Conversing with Cage (1988), Politics in the African American Novel (1991), Political Essays (1999), A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (1991, 2000), and Home & Away: Travel Essays (2006). His films include A Berlin Lost (1984) and Berlin Sche-Einena Jother (1988), both with Martin Koerber. [End Page 190]
Roger D. Launius is associate director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and author or editor of more than 30 books on aerospace history.
Amy Leach’s work has been published in A Public Space, Tin House, Orion, the Los Angeles Review, and many others. She has...