Robert Cording has published eight collections of poems, most recently Only So Far (CavanKerry Press, 2015) and A Word in My Mouth: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013). He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry and two poetry grants from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. His poems have appeared in numerous publications such as the Nation, the Southern Review, Poetry, the Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Orion, and the New Yorker.

No Return

Richard Jackson has published fifteen books of poems and is the author or editor of multiple critical monographs, books in translation, and anthologies. His most recent books are Broken Horizons (Press 53, 2018) and Out of Place (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014); “Take Five,” a prose poetry project with four other poets, is forthcoming.

She Gathers Rocks

Derek Sheffield’s books include Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry (Mountaineers, 2023), Not for Luck (Michigan State University, 2021), selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (Trinity, 2020). He teaches in Western Colorado University’s low-residency MFA program, edits poetry for, and can often be found in the forests and rivers along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range near Leavenworth, Washington.

Check dam

Anne Haven McDonnell’s work has appeared in, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, and elsewhere. Her poetry has received two Pushcart Prize nominations, and in March 2016 she was a writer-in-residence for the Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency of the Spring Creek Project in Oregon. She lives in Santa Fe and teaches English and sustainability courses as an associate professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Who Can Know

J. P. White’s poetry collections include All Good Water (Holy Cow! Press, 2010), The Salt Hour (2001), and The Pomegranate Tree Speaks from the Dictator’s Garden (1996). He has published essays, articles, fiction, reviews, interviews, and poetry in the Nation, the New Republic, the New York Times Book Review, and Poetry.

Osmium Schwartz on Her Back

Courtney Sender’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Tin House, American Short Fiction, Glimmer Train, Amazon Day One, Slice, and more. She holds an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and a BA from Yale University, where she now teaches. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she is currently working on a novel.

The Longing of Men

Jerry McGahan (1943–2016), beekeeper and much else, was the author of the story collection The Deer Walking Upside Down (Schaffner Press, 2015) and the novel A Condor Brings the Sun (1996). His stories and essays were published by the Iowa Review, the Antioch Review, the Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals. McGahan passed away with his wife, Janet, by his side in Arlee, Montana, on the land he had loved for almost fifty years.

A Quickening of Forgotten Fields

Pattiann Rogers has published fourteen books of poetry, most recently Holy Heathen Rhapsody (Penguin, 2013), and a selection of her uncollected poems is forthcoming from Penguin/Random House in 2018. A gathering of 329 journals and magazines containing her poems was recently acquired by Texas Tech University and is housed in the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World.

Blind Spot

Andrew Menard is the author of Learning from Thoreau (University of Georgia Press, 2018) and Sight Unseen: How Frémont’s First Expedition Changed the American Landscape (Bison Books, 2012). His most recent essays and articles have appeared in Antioch ReviewThe Georgia ReviewHinterlandJournal of American StudiesOxford Art Journal, and the New England Quarterly.