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  • Contributors


J. A. Bernstein is a PhD candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California. He is a former Fulbright scholar, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Crab Orchard Review, The Conradian, The Journal of Military Experience, and elsewhere.

Cathryn Halverson is an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her publications include Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West, 1902–1936 (2004) and Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives, 1839–1987, forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press.

Karen L. Kilcup, a professor of American literature at the University of north Carolina at Greensboro, is the author of several dozen essays on American literature and the author or editor of eleven books, including two forthcoming volumes: Over the River and Through the Woods: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry (2013, with Angela Sorby) and Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781–1924 (2013), for which she received a national Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.


Michael Baum (b. 1950) was born in Oklahoma and made the trek East with his parents to settle in Ohio. Thirty years ago, he moved west again, drawn by its spectacular landscapes. He now lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and specializes in contemporary representational paintings of the West and Southwest. Originally working in a variety of media, he has turned to oils exclusively. His paintings are represented in many private, corporate, and public collections nationally and internationally. See more of his work at

Gustave Baumann (1891–1971) immigrated to the United States from Germany with his family when he was ten. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, he returned to Germany to learn woodcutting. He was attracted to Taos by its reputation as an artist colony but moved to Santa Fe, where the director of the Museum of new Mexico provided him with a studio. The Southwest became his subject matter. Well respected, he worked as an area coordinator in the Public Works Administration during the 1930s. He spent the rest of his life in Santa Fe, working in a variety of media. [End Page 444]

Johnathan Harris (b. 1975) focuses on the Southwest and Rocky Mountains, using bright colors to capture seasonal changes and variations of light. His art is featured in galleries across the United States. For more information, see

David Pintor. Unlike his name and featured image suggest, David Pintor is not known for his paintings. Based in the northwestern coast of Spain, Pintor identifies as an illustrator, political humorist, caricaturist, before calling himself a painter. Born in A Coruña in 1975, the young artist continues to work out of the province of Galicia with an aesthetic that reflects the coastal region. Pintor began working in 1993 under the direction of Carlos López mainly illustrating for political comics in Spanish newspapers. His playful colors and lines lend his art to storytelling, which national and international magazines, authors, newspapers, and expositions delight in. His main work reflects Gallego culture and aesthetics and is printed in Gallego media outlets.

William P. Sanborn (1895–1983) was a Denver photographer from the 1920s through the 1960s. Traveling through Colorado and Wyoming, he photographed towns, mines, railroads, and the landscape. He is well known for the postcards he produced and signed with his trademark signature in the lower right-hand corner. Often they included a number, but never a date. His career started with the “realphoto” postcard, progressed to the color-lithographed postcard, and ended with the colorchrome postcard.

Roger Winter (b. 1934) grew up in East Texas and taught painting and drawing at Southern Methodist University from 1963 to 1989. He has had numerous solo and group shows. In 2007, he received the Legend Award for Contribution to the Visual Arts in Texas. Winter’s work is grounded in a richly observed particular place but evokes the ineffable. “Winter’s meticulous attention to the appearance of things and their capacity for mysterious drama yields lyric passages that evoke feelings of...


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