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Jonathan Carlson (cover art) has done illustrations for GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone.
Michael Finkel ("Someone There Is Who Loves a Wall") is the author of Alpine Circus: A Skier's Adventures at the Snowy Edge of the World (1999).
Patsy Garlan ("A Link to the Living") has written poetry, memoirs, stories, college texts, and a musical play.
Linda Gregerson ("Waterborne") is the author of the forthcoming Negative Capability: Essays on Contemporary American Poetry.
Samuel Jay Keyser ("Faint of Heart in the Heart of Darkness") is an emeritus professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
George McKenna ("The Transmission of Hope") teaches political science at the City College of New York. He is a co-editor, with Stanley Feingold, of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues (1999).
Wendy Mai Rawlings ("I'm From Ballymullet") is a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at the University of Utah.
Alexandra Robbins ("George W., Knight of Eulogia"), a 1998 graduate of Yale University, is on the staff of The New Yorker's Washington bureau.
Ellen Ruppel Shell ("Does Civilization Cause Asthma?") is a correspondent for The Atlantic.
Christina Hoff Sommers ("The War Against Boys") is the W. H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Sheldon M. Stern ("What JFK Really Said") was the historian at Boston's John F. Kennedy Library from 1977 to 1999.
Douglas L. Wilson ("Keeping Lincoln's Secrets") is a co-director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, and the author of Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln (1998).