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Richard Bausch (Par) is the author of many books, including Rebel Powers (1993), The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch (1996), and In the Night Season, which was published this summer.

Peter Davison ("The Burden of James Dickey") is the poetry editor of The Atlantic. His essay on James Dickey and Robert Lowell, "The Difficulties of Being Major," was published in the October, 1967, Atlantic.

Doris Drucker ("'Invent Radium or I'll Pull Your Hair'") has a background in technology and is a registered U.S. Patent agent. She is the founder and chief executive officer of the company RSQ.LLC., which manufactures and markets voice-volume monitors.

Michael Fumento ("'Road Rage' Versus Reality") writes about science and health issues. His fourth book, The Fat of the Land: The Obesity Epidemic and How Overweight Americans Can Help Themselves, was published last year. He is at work on a book about mass hysteria.

Martin Galvin ("Passive Aggressive") is a poet who lives in Maryland. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, and The Best American Poetry 1997.

Robert D. Kaplan ("Travels Into America's Future") is a contributing editor of The Atlantic. His article in this issue will appear, in somewhat different form, in his new book, An Empire Wilderness: Travels Into America's Future, to be published by Random House in late summer.

Roger Kaplan ("The Libel of Moral Equivalence"), a writer who lives in Paris, is completing a book on the Mitterrand years, and travels often in France's former African possessions.

Corby Kummer ("Pesto by Hand") is a senior editor of The Atlantic and the author of The Joy of Coffee (1995).

Laurie Lamon ("When You Tell Me") is an assistant professor of English at Whitworth College, in Spokane, Washington. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry Northwest, and Primavera.

Glenn Mitsui (cover art) is an award-winning digital illustrator and a principal of Studio M D, in Seattle. He is one of the founders of Link, an art program for inner-city high school students in Seattle. His work has appeared in Time, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and Newsweek.

Francine Prose ("Paris at Your Feet") is a novelist whose Guided Tours of Hell (1997), a pair of novellas, was just published in paperback, along with her novel Big Foot Dreams (1986).

Allen Shawn ("Craft's Stravinsky"), a composer, teaches music at Bennington College. A recording of his chamber music was released last fall, and a recording of his piano music will be released this fall.

Steven Stoll ("The Torch and the Hearth") is an assistant professor of history at Yale University and the author of The Fruits of Natural Advantage: Making the Industrial Countryside in California, to be published next month.

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The Atlantic Monthly; August 1998; Contributors; Volume 282, No. 2; page 4.

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