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Charlotte Allen ("Confucius and the Scholars"), a contributing editor of Lingua Franca, is the author of The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus (1998).
Jack Beatty ("Against Inequality") is a senior editor of The Atlantic. His most recent book is The World According to Peter Drucker (1998).
Jason Brown ("Afternoon of the Sassanoa") teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His first collection of stories, Driving the Heart and Other Stories, will be published this month.
Robert Buderi ("The Virus Wars") is a former technology editor at Business Week and the author of The Invention That Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technological Revolution (1996).
Robert Crawford ("cover art") is an artist whose illustrations have appeared on hundreds of book and magazine covers. He is at work on a series of paintings for a one-man show.
Peter Davison ("Poet of the Factory Floor") is the poetry editor of The Atlantic.
John Lewis Gaddis ("Living in Candlestick Park") is the Robert Lovett Professor of History at Yale University. His books include The United States and the End of the Cold War: Implications, Reconsiderations, Provocations (1992) and We Now Know: Rethinking Cold-War History (1997).
Matthew Gurewitsch ("Forget the Callas Legend") is a cultural essayist and lecturer in New York City.
Jane Kenyon ("Woman, Why Are You Weeping?") died in 1995. Her poem in this issue of The Atlantic will conclude A Hundred White Daffodils, a collection of her prose, to be published this fall.
Tracy Kidder ("Small-Town Cop") is a contributing editor of The Atlantic. His article in this issue will appear in his book Home Town, to be published by Random House next month.
Corby Kummer ("Touring Turin") is a senior editor of The Atlantic.
Susan Mitchell ("The Lost Parrot") teaches in the graduate creative-writing program at Florida Atlantic University. She is the author of Rapture (1992), which won the Kingsley Tufts poetry award.
Cullen Murphy ("If the Shoe Fits") is The Atlantic's managing editor. His most recent book is The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own (1998).
Pamela Petro ("Ambivalent Autonomy") is the author of Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh (1997). She is at work on a travel narrative about storytellers in the American South.
Stanley Plumly ("Piano") is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. His most recent book of poems is The Marriage in the Trees (1997).
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The Atlantic Monthly; April 1999; Contributors; Volume 283, No. 3; page 6.