ANDREW NEAL COHEN (“Weeding the Garden”) is a marine researcher and a director of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, He is working on a book about the natural history of San Francisco Bay.

CARL DENNIS (“Bivouac Near Trenton”) teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His most recent collection of poetry is Meetings With Time (1992).

ERICA FUNKHOUSER (“Owl Pellet”) is a poet and a playwright whose work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker. Her book Sure Shot and Other Poems was published last month.

MILTON GLASER (cover art) helped to found Push Pin Studios, of which he was the president until 1974, when he opened his own design studio, Milton Glaser, Inc. Glaser’s work has been exhibited widely and has been collected by several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

ABBOTT GLEASON (“Russia: The Meaning of 1917”) is a professor of history at Brown University,

E. S. GOLDMAN (“Meeting the Queen”) is the author of Big Chocolate Cookies (1988) and Earthly Justice (1990),

EVAN HADINGHAM (“Engineering: Pyramid Schemes”) is the science editor of the PBS documentary series NOVA.

JOHN HAINES (“To the Wall”) is the author of New Poems: 1980-88 (1991), which received the Eenore Marshall/Nation prize for poetry in 1991.

WENDY KAMINER (“Feminists Against the First Amendment”) is a lawyer and a public-policy fellow at Radcliffe College. Kaminer is the author of I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions (1992).

DAVID L. KIRP (“What School Choice Really Means”) is a professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He writes on a wide range of social-policy issues.

PHILIP LANGDON (“How Portland Does It”) is the author, with Steve Thomas, of This Old House Kitchens (1992) and This Old House Path rooms, to be published in January.

WALTER McDONALD (“Heirlooms”) is the Horn Professor of English at Texas Tech University, in Lubbock. He is the author of Night Landings (1989) and The Digs in Escondido Canyon (1991).

MICHAEL McFEE (“Buzzard”) teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Sad Girl Sitting on a Running Board (1991) and, with the photographer Elizabeth Matheson, To See (1991).

CONOR CRUISE O’BRIEN (“Bosnia: Hands Off”) is a contributing editor of The Atlantic.

MAUREEN SEATON (“The Zen of Crime”) is the author of Fear of Subways (1991) and The Sea Among the Cupboards (1992).

DOUGLAS L. WILSON (“Thomas Jefferson and the Character Issue”) is the George A. Lawrence Professor of English at Knox College, in Illinois.

WILLIAM H. YOUNGREN (“Vocal Violin”) is a professor of English at Boston College. He has written widely about music and is completing a doctorate in musicology at Brandeis University.