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Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 8.1 (2006) 161-164

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Jocelyn Bartkevicius is the book review editor of Fourth Genre.
Julie Buckles is a writer living in northern Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and nine husky sled dogs. She recently completed a travel memoir, Snowshoe and Red Canoe: Memoir of a Honeymoon Year, about her journey by canoe through the Canadian wilderness. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch College in Los Angeles and teaches English composition at Northland College in Ashland. She can be reached at
Michael Coles is a photographer living in Montana. He photographs for newspapers and magazines as well as holds exhibitions of his work.
Kristen Cosby is a student in the University of Pittsburgh's MFA Creative Nonfiction Writing Program. She has lived in New Hampshire, Maine, Hungary, and on a 39-foot sailboat off various points of the Atlantic coast. She is currently writing a travel memoir entitled Vagabonding.
Chauna Craig's stories and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, CALYX, Green Mountains Review, River City, South Dakota Review, Seattle Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. Her work has been cited in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Essays, and she received descant's Sandra Brown Short Fiction Award. A recent Heinz Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Distinguished Faculty in the Creative Arts, she is an associate professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. [End Page 161]
Elizabeth Dodd is Professor of English at Kansas State University. Her most recent book is Prospect: Journeys & Landscapes, winner of the William Rockhill Nelson Award for nonfiction.
Penelope Dugan teaches writing, women's studies, and African American studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Sections of her memoir have appeared in Puerto del Sol.
Katie Fallon's work has appeared in River Teeth and Appalachian Heritage. She recently received an MFA from West Virginia University and currently teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech. She also serves on the board of directors for the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
Harrison Fletcher's articles and columns have appeared in publications throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and Southern California. His recent awards include the 2005 New Letters Cappon Prize for the Essay and a 2005 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Intro Journals honorable mention for nonfiction. He is completing his MFA at Vermont College and working on a memoir. A native New Mexican, he lives in Denver with his wife and two children.
Jeffrey Hammond is George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he teaches English and American literature, biblical and classical literature, and nonfiction writing. His nonfiction has won a Pushcart Prize, Shenandoah's Carter Prize for Essay, and the Missouri Review Editors' Prize. His most recent books include The American Puritan Elegy (2000) and Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern (2002).
Melissa Hart is the author of a memoir, The Assault of Laughter (2005). Her work has appeared in Northwest Review, Adbusters, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Orion. Contact her at
Robin Hemley is the author of seven books of nonfiction and fiction, most recently Invented Eden: The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday (2003, 2006). In 2006, Graywolf Press will reissue an updated and expanded version of his popular text Turning Life into Fiction. He is the director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. [End Page 162]
Priscilla Hodgkins's fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Agni, Another Chicago Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, the Milwaukee Sentinel, and Confrontation. Her essay "Einstein Didn't Dream of My Mother" was recognized in Best American Essays and her story "Bread and War" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is associate director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, a graduate program in writing at Bennington College.
Beth Richards is a northwest Florida native who now lives and works in Connecticut.
Nicole Rollender is a managing editor at North American Publishing Co. in Philadelphia. She received an MFA in creative writing from Penn State University in...


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