ISSUES | Contributing Authors
Marshall N. Klimasewiski
Marshall N. Klimasewiski’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere.
Melanie Hammer is a finalist in the Editors’ Prize contest. Her work has appeared previously in numerous journals, including the nonfiction journal Under the Sun. She currently teaches reading and
Iver Arnegard earned his MFA at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. For years he has lived in remote cabins all over the interior of Alaska. “Ice Fishing” was his first publication. 
Susan Vreeland’s first novel, What Love Sees, aired as a CBS movie in 1996.
William Matthews published eleven books of poetry, including Time & Money (1996), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize;
Nancy Willard is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Water Walker, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also written two novels and
Resa Willis teaches at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. The book in which this excerpt appears will be out in May from Atheneum. 
Brenda Miller is the author of Season of the Body (Sarabande Books, 2002), which was a finalist for the PEN American Center Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. She has received four Pushcart Prizes,
Marie J. Carvalho
Marie J. Carvalho studied art at Pomona College and creative writing at the University of Oregon, where she earned an MFA and a Starlin Award in poetry. She has received
Stephen Sandy has had two chapbooks published: Flight of Steps from Bellevue Press, and Chapter and Verse from Moonsquilt Press. Alfred A. Knopf has published his volume of poems, Riding