Phoebe-Lou Adams (“From York to Jorvik”) has been a member of the Atlantic staff for fifty years. Her short reviews have been appearing in the magazine, under various titles, since September of 1952.

John Barth (“Stories of Our Lives”) is the author of numerous books, including The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) and Chimera (1972), which won the National Book Award for fiction. His latest book, Further Fridays: Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-1994, will be published this fall.

Robert Bly (“Bad People”) is the author of many books, including Iron John (1990) and Meditations on the Insatiable Soul (1994), a collection of poems.

Robert S. Boynton (“The New Intellectuals”) lives in New York. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The New Republic.

Christopher B. Daly (“How the Lawyers Stole Winter”) writes about New England for The Washington Post. He is a co-author of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987).

Fraicis Davis ("Infection”) is a contributing editor of The Atlantic. His latest book is The History of the Blues (1995).

Peter Davison (“The Echoes of Northumbria”) is the poetry editor of The Atlantic. The Poems of Peter Davison 19571995 will be published next month.

Mark Derr (“The Perilous Iditarod”) is a poet and journalist. He is the author of The Frontiersman: The Reed Life and the Many Legends of Davy Crockett (1993 ).

David Frum (“Righter Than Newt”) writes the column “Political Economy” for The American Spectator. He is the author of Dead Right (1994).

Gail Mazur ("Bluebonnets”) is a poet. Her third collection of poems, The Common, will be published this spring.

Charles B. Morris (“The Price of Orthodoxy”) is at work on a book about the Catholic Church in America.

Naomi Shihab Nye (“Darling”) is the author of several books of poems. Her book for children, Benito’s Dream Bottle, illustrated by Ya Cha Pak, will be published this month.

Stephen Pietzsch (cover art) is a freelance illustrator. His work has been included in Communication Arts, The Illustrators Annual, and Print magazine.

Paul H. Robinson (“Moral Credibility and Crime”) is a professor at Northwestern University School of Law. He is a co-author, with John Darley, of Justice, Liability, and Blame: Community Views and the Criminal Law, which was published last month.

Susan V. Seligson (“Seeds of Doubt”) is a contributing editor of Health magazine. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Yankee, and Walking.

Jane and Michael Stern ("Schwab’s of Memphis”) are the authors of numerous books, including Way Out West (1993) and, with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Happy Trails: Our Life Story (1994).