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Contributors -- June 1996

Bina Altera (cover art), is an illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe. Her work was recently recognized by The Visual Club, an art forum in New York City. Altera is an owner and the curator of The Smoking Gallery, in Boston, which is committed to presenting the work of unconventional young artists.

David Barber ("A Visionary Poet at Ninety"), is the assistant poetry editor of The Atlantic. His first book of poems, The Spirit Level (1995), won the Terrence Des Pres prize for poetry.

Robert Campbell ("Eads to Glinka"), is the architecture critic for The Boston Globe and a co-author, with Peter Vanderwarker, of Cityscapes of Boston: An American City Through Time (1992). He received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Edward J. Delaney ("Conspiracy Buffs"), lives in Fall River, Massachusetts. His short story "The Drowning" (March, 1994, Atlantic) was selected for Best American Short Stories 1995 and Prize Stories 1995: The O. Henry Awards .

Ian Frazier ("Accompanying Franz"), is a writer of humor and nonfiction. He is the author of Great Plains (1989) and Family (1994). A collection of Frazier's humorous essays, Coyote v. Acme , will be published this month.

Brendan Galvin ("Listening to the Garden"), teaches literature and creative writing at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of Saints in Their Ox-Hide Boat (1992). His new book, Sky and Island Light, will be published this fall.

Jane Hirshfield ("Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight"), is the author of The October Palace (1994).

J. E. Lighter (Word Improvisation), is the editor of the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang .

Christine Powell (At Last Count), is a professor of geophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David Plotkin, M.D. ("Good News and Bad News About Breast Cancer" ), is the director of the Memorial Cancer Research Foundation of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles.

Witold Rybczynski ("Sounds as Good as It Looks"), is the Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. His latest book, City Life , was published last fall.

Benjamin Schwarz ("Why America Thinks It Has to Run the World"), is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, in New York. He is at work on a book about U.S. foreign policy.

Lee Siegel ("All Politics Is Cosmic"), has written for The Nation, Dissent, and Commonweal . He is an associate editor at Artnews.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft ("The Paradoxical Case of Tony Blair"), is a columnist for the Daily Express of London.

Stephen Wrage ("Watering to Endanger"), is a specialist in international affairs. His articles have appeared in The Asian Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune , and The Washington Post .

Copyright © 1996 by The Atlantic Monthly Company. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; June 1996; Contributors; Volume 277, No. 6; page 6.

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