Dick Allen ("Memo From the Desk of Wallace Stevens") is the author of Flight and Pursuit (1987). A new book by him, Ode to the Cold War:New and Selected Poems, will be published next spring.
Linda Bierds ("The Weathervanes") teaches at the University of Washington and recently received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her most recent book of poetry is The Ghost Trio (1994).
Ralph Lombreglia ("The Only People for Him") is the author of two collections of short stories, Men Under Water (1990) and Make Me Work (1994). He is writing a novel, for which he has received a Guggenheim fiction fellowship.
Cullen Murphy ("Eminent Domains") is the managing editor of The Atlantic. He is a co-author, with William L. Rathje, of Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage (1992). Just Curious, a collection of Murphy's essays, almost all of which originally appeared in The Atlantic, was published last year.
Jonathan Schell ("The Uncertain Leviathan") is a writer who lives in New York. His books include The Fate of the Earth (1982) and The Abolition (1984). He is writing a series of columns about the presidential election for Newsday.
Tony Scherman ("The Last Roundup") was the editor of The Rock Musician (1994) and a co-editor of its companion volume, The Jazz Musician (1994). He is at work on a biography of the New Orleans musician Earl Palmer.
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The Atlantic Monthly; August 1996; Contributors; Volume 278, No. 2; page 6.