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Kelly Cherry ("Field Notes") is the Eudora Welty Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her new book of poems, Death and Transfiguration, will be published this fall.

Gerald Dumas ("Visitations"), a writer and cartoonist, is the author of An Afternoon in Waterloo Park (1988), a memoir.

Marshall Jon Fisher ("Alleycat Couriers") is a freelance writer and the co-author, with David E. Fisher, of Tube: The Invention of Television (1996).

Mark Fredrickson (cover art) lives in Tucson. His work has appeared in many magazines and advertising campaigns both in this country and abroad, and he has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators, among other awards.

Tess Gallagher (The Poetry Baron) holds the Edward F. Arnold Visiting Professor of English chair at Whitman College. Her story in this issue of The Atlantic will appear in her next book, At the Owl Woman Saloon, to be published in the fall by Scribner.

Andrew Hudgins ("Dragonfly") is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. His most recent collection of poems is The Glass Hammer (1994).

Adam Kirsch ("Chekhov in American") is a writer living in Washington, D.C.

Toby Lester ("New-Alphabet Disease?") is a new-media editor at The Atlantic.

Lucy McCauley ("A Train in Spain") is the editor of the anthology Travelers' Tales: Spain (1995).

Rick Moody ("Surveyors of the Enlightenment") is the author of The Ice Storm (1994) and Purple America, which was published in February.

Todd Oppenheimer ("The Computer Delusion") is the associate editor of Newsweek Interactive. He has won numerous awards for his writing and investigative reporting.

Thomas E. Ricks ("The Widening Gap Between the Military and Society") is The Wall Street Journal's Pentagon reporter. His article in this issue will appear in different form in a book, Making the Corps, to be published this fall by Scribner.

Richard Rubin ("The Mall of Fame") lives in New York City. His work has recently appeared in The New Yorker, New York, and The Oxford American.

Dick Teresi ("Zero") is the editor of VQ, a magazine about Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He is the co-author, with the physicist Leon Lederman, of The God Particle (1993).

Garry Wills ("Dostoyevsky Behind a Camera") is a former Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy at Northwestern University. He is the author of many books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America (1992) and John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity, which was published in March.

Copyright © 1997 by The Atlantic Monthly Company. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; July 1997; Contributors; Volume 280, No. 1; page 4.

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