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Phoebe-Lou Adams ("Brief Reviews") has been on the staff of The Atlantic Monthly for fifty-four years. She has written Brief Reviews, under a variety of column titles, since 1952.

David Barber ("What Makes Poetry 'Poetic'?") is the assistant poetry editor of The Atlantic. He is the author of The Spirit Level (1995), which won the Terrence Des Pres prize for poetry.

Guy Billout ("Knot") has received many awards for his magazine and advertising work, including gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. He is the author of several children's books, including Journey (1995), and is a regular contributor to Le Monde, in Paris.

Kenneth Brower ("Can of Worms") is a frequent contributor to The Atlantic, specializing in ecological issues.

Harvey Cox ("The Market as God") is a professor of divinity at Harvard University. His most recent book is Fire From Heaven (1994).

Nathan Englander ("The Gilgul of Park Avenue") lives in Jerusalem. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction and Story. His story in this issue will appear in For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a collection of his fiction to be published by Knopf next month.

Ian Frazier ("Pick Your Part") is the author of Family (1994) and Coyote v. Acme (1996). He is at work on a book about the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, in South Dakota.

Matthew Hart ("How to Steal a Diamond"), an editor of the trade magazine Rapaport Diamond Report, is the author of the novels The Male of the Species (1993) and Into the Purple Duchy (1995), and has just completed Rough, a thriller about the diamond trade.

Gary Kelley (cover art) is an illustrator who has received twenty gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. His work has appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Harper's.

David M. Kennedy ("Victory at Sea") is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University. His article in this issue will appear, in slightly different form, in his book Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, to be published by Oxford in May.

Francis X. Rocca ("Taming the Savage Noble") is the managing editor of The American Spectator. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Times Literary Supplement.

Jeffrey Tayler ("On Top of the World") lives in Moscow. His first book, Siberian Dawn, was published last month.

Ellen Bryant Voigt ("Dooryard Flower") lives in Vermont. Her most recent collection of poems is Kyrie (1995). A book of her essays, The Flexible Lyric, will be published in the fall.

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The Atlantic Monthly; March 1999; Contributors; Volume 283, No. 3; page 6.

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