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David Barber ("Thumbnail Sketch of the Tulip Mania") is the assistant poetry editor of The Atlantic.

Robert Bly ("Jerez at Easter") is the author of many books, including Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems (1999).

Jonathan Carlson (cover art) has done illustrations for GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone.

Peter Davison ("Girl, Seeming to Disappear") is The Atlantic's poetry editor.

Brad Edmondson (The Manure Menace) is the vice-president of ePodunk.com, a provider of demographic information.

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).

Marshall Jon Fisher ("The Unlikely Father of Miami Crime Fiction") is a co-author, with David E. Fisher, of Tube: The Invention of Television (1996).

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.

Benjamin Ryder Howe ("Out of the Jungle") is a freelance writer and an editor at The Paris Review.

Andrew Hudgins ("The Hawk Above the House") is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. His most recent book of poems is Babylon in a Jar (1998).

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).

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The Atlantic Monthly; May 2000; Contributors - 00.05; Volume 285, No. 5; page 6.