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  • About the Contributors

Steven Church is the author of The Day after the Day After: My Atomic Angst; Theoretical Killings: Essays and Accidents; and The Guinness Book of Me: A Memoir of Record. His essays and stories have been published widely, most recently in Sonora Review, New South, Colorado Review, and Brevity. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State, where he is a founding editor of the literary magazine The Normal School.

Cassie Keller Cole will graduate with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Brigham Young University in April 2010. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Inscape, Juice: A Journal of the Ordinary, Hotel Amerika, and Tusculum Review.

Aaron Gilbreath has written essays for such magazines as North American Review, Cincinnati Review, Fugue, Mississippi Review, Passages North, Gargoyle, Florida Review, and Alimentum. He recently completed his first novel and is working on a second, as well as a memoir. Contact him at

Rochelle L. Harris is from the Appalachian Mountains in Northwest Georgia, where she currently teaches writing and literature at Kennesaw State University. Her publications appear in such journals as Pedagogy, The Writing Instructor, Symploke, Women's Studies Quarterly, Fourth Genre, Crab Orchard Review, Passages North, and Writing on the Edge. [End Page 191]

Daisy Levy is a doctoral student at Michigan State University. She writes about and studies the role of performance, bodies, and language as sites of the production of cultural meaning. She has published poems in Limestone and an upcoming anthology by Inkspotter Press, as well as a book review in Small Spiral Notebook.

Jeremy Lloyd's work has appeared in The Sun, Gray's Sporting Journal, North Carolina Literary Review, and other publications. He lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in east Tennessee, where he works as a naturalist and wilderness guide. He received residencies from the Hambidge Center and Vermont Studio Center in 2009, and recently completed a novel.

Josh MacIvor-Andersen is a former Tennessee Tree Climbing Champion, and currently a Gillings Fellow in creative nonfiction at UNC-Wilmington. His journalism has appeared in magazines such as Sojourners, National Geographic/Glimpse, Geez, and Prism, and his first-person pronoun nonfiction is found in Diagram and Arts and Letters. He lives in an old house with his wife, Kathryn, and a cat named Baby Kitty.

Patrick Madden is the author of a collection of essays, Quotidiana (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), and the curator of a website anthology of public-domain essays,

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is writing a memoir about her experiences with a Louisiana death penalty case. Another excerpt, "In the Fade," received Bellingham Review's 2009 Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. For more information, please visit

Kristen Radtke is an MFA candidate in the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, where she also teaches undergraduate writing workshops. She is a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Colin Rafferty lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Mary Washington. Essays of his have appeared recently in New Orleans Review, DIAGRAM, and Cream City Review. "Surfacing" is part of a collection of essays dealing with monuments and memorials. [End Page 192]

Wendy Rawlings is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alabama. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Come Back Irish (Ohio State University Press, 2001), and a novel, The Agnostics (University of Michigan Press, 2007), which won the 2007 Michigan Literary Award. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, Indiana Review, Fourth Genre, AGNI, Colorado Review, and other magazines.

Nick Regiacorte's poems have appeared in the Denver Quarterly, Phoebe, and 14 Hills, among other journals. He currently teaches creative writing at Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, where he lives with his wife.

Robert Root is the Interview/Roundtable Editor of Fourth Genre. He is the author of The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction and Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now, and the editor of Landscapes with Figures: The Nonfiction of Place. He teaches in the low...


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