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227 notes on contributors rick bass is the author of twenty-four books of fiction and nonfiction, including a ​ forth­­ comingnovel,NashvilleChrome.HehastaughtatUNCWilmington,theUniversityofTexas,and Beloit College, and divides his time between Missoula and Yaak, Montana, where he has been working for more than twenty years to help protect as wilderness the last roadless lands in the Yaak Valley. karina borowicz has recent work in AGNI Online, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. Her translations have appeared on Poetry Daily. She lives in Western Massachusetts. laura cronk’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and in Best American Poetry, among other anthologies. She curates the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar, in Manhattan , and coordinates the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy for undergraduate students at the New School. jenny yang cropp is the author of one chapbook, Hanging the Moon (RockSaw, 2010). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boxcar Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Eclipse, and others. She received her MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is currently working on a PhD in creative writing at the University of South Dakota. brian doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine, at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of nine books: five collections of essays, two nonfiction books (The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about hearts), and two collections of “proems,” most recently Thirsty for the Joy. His novel Mink River will be published this fall by Oregon State University Press. ben georgeis the editor of Ecotone and of the anthology The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood (Ecco, 2009). His nonfiction has appeared in Tin House, the Believer, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. john horgan is the director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was a senior writer at Scientific American for more than a decade, and has also written for the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Times Literary Supplement, and other publications around the world. He blogs for and writes a column called The Last Word for BBC Knowledge Magazine. rebecca gayle howell is a writer and documentary artist. She is the author of The Hatchet Buddha and was the photographer for Arwen Donahue’s This Is Home Now: Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors Speak. Her documentary work has also been collected in the anthology Plundering Appalachia, and her poems and essays appear widely in journals. She lives in eastern Kentucky and teaches creative writing at Morehead State University. chris jordan is an internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist who has spoken about his work to more than fifty audiences on four continents. His compelling, intricately ecotone 228 228 detailed photographs reveal the staggering weight of statistics and the frightening waste of our mass culture. Jordan’s work is exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, and has been featured in print, online, and in film and television all over the globe. david kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and the author, most recently, of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll (Continuum, 2009). His poetry collection The House on Boulevard St. (LSU, 2007) was a finalist for the National Book Award. miha mazzini lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the author of seven works of fiction and an essay collection, as well as the screenwriter of two award-winning feature films and the writer-director of five short films. His work has been translated into nine languages. His novel Guarding Hanna, long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was recently re-released by North Atlantic Books. Visit him online at david means is the author of three short-story collections. His second, Assorted Fire Events, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. His third, The Secret Goldfish, was short-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Means’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Short Stories. Faber and Faber will publish The...


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