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Spring 2008 [Issue No. 13]




Bruce Fisher heads a public policy institute in Buffalo, New York, where he served in local and regional government. He spent a decade as a campaign press secretary, speechwriter and consultant for Democrats including the late Paul Simon, Joseph Biden, Carol Mosely Braun and Bill Clinton. His essays and op-eds have been published in Artvoice, the Chicago Reader, the New York Times, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Albany Times-Union, and other newspapers, magazines, and on-line publications, including The King's English and Ducts. His recent essay on rowing on the Niagara River, which appeared in Winter 2007 issue of The King’s English, will be included in the forthcoming Best of the Web 2007 anthology edited by Nathan Leslie for Dzanc Books. Fisher is also a commentator for National Public Radio.



James Francis, originally from Warren, Ohio and late of Palm Springs, California, is currently living in Tokyo, Japan.





Joy Ladin currently teaches courses in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College while on leave from Stern College of Yeshiva University, where she holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Parnassus and Southwest Review. Sheep Meadow Press has published her books, Alternatives to History, The Book of Anna, and has just accepted Transmigration, her third.


"The Day My Father Died" is excerpted from her book of autobiographical essays, Inside Out:  Confessions of a Woman Caught in the Act of Becoming, about the process of male-to-female transsexual transition. Email her here.


Lauren Linsalata is the recipient of Michigan State University Jim Cash Creative Writing Awards for fiction and first place, and a Michigan State University Swarthout Creative Writing Award for nonfiction in 2007. You can reach her here.



Kristin Stoner is an instructor of English at a community college in Iowa and is currently working on her MFA through Antioch University Los Angeles. One of her new favorite reads is Louise Gluck's Meadowlands. You can reach her here.




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