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J. T. Barbarese ("Fossils") teaches English at Rutgers University. He is the author of New Science (1989) and of a translation of Euripides' Children of Heracles (1999).

Jorge Luis Borges ("The Telling of the Tale") died in 1986. His books include Labyrinths (1961) and Fictions (1962). The article in this issue is drawn from This Craft of Verse, to be published this month by Harvard University Press.

Stephen Budiansky ("Tallyho and Tribulation") is a correspondent for The Atlantic. His book on code-breaking in World War II, Battle of Wits, will be published next month.

Josť Cruz (cover art) is a founding member of the Dallas Society of Illustrators. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Time, Newsweek, and Business Week.

Francis Davis ("Pacific Time") is a contributing editor of The Atlantic.

Gregg Easterbrook ("Green Surprise?") is a contributing editor of The Atlantic and a senior editor of The New Republic and Beliefnet.com. His most recent book is Beside Still Waters: Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt (1998).

James Fallows ("Mischke's Moment") is The Atlantic's national correspondent.

Alice Fulton ("Fix") is the author of a collection of essays, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry (1999). Her poem in this issue will appear in her new book, Felt, to be published next year.

Robert D. Kaplan ("The Lawless Frontier") is a correspondent for The Atlantic, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and the author of Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, which will be published in November.

Charles C. Mann ("The Heavenly Jukebox") is a correspondent for The Atlantic. His article about copyright in the Internet age, "Who Will Own Your Next Good Idea?" (September, 1998, Atlantic), was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

Lynne McMahon ("He Asks Her ...") is a professor of English at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Her third book of poems, The House of Entertaining Science, was published last year.

Liza Ward ("Unraveled") studies creative writing at the University of Montana.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft ("What Kingsley Can Teach Martin") is an English journalist and the author of The Randlords (1986) and The Controversy of Zion (1996), which won a National Jewish Book Award.

David Whitman ("The Return of the Grizzly") is a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report and the author of The Optimism Gap: The I'm OK -- They're Not Syndrome and the Myth of American Decline (1998).

Stephen Zanichkowsky ("Fourteen") has written for the New York Press and for Standpoints, a magazine for English teachers published in Paris.

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The Atlantic Monthly; September 2000; Contributors - 00.09; Volume 286, No. 3; page 4.