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American Institute of Architecture San Antonio

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AIA San Antonio is the fourth largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects in Texas. The chapter serves the professional needs of more than 550 architects, associates, and affiliate professionals working in fields allied to architecture in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzalez, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde,...

Claudius Aelianus

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Claudius Aelianus, known to us as Aelian, was born sometime between A.D. 165 and 170 in the hill town of Praeneste, in what is now Palestrina, about twenty-five miles from Rome, Italy. He was fond of making almanac-like collections, only fragments of which survive, devoted to odd topics such as manifestations of the divine, the workings of the supernatural, and observations on the animal kindgom.

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen is the author and editor of numerous books. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

Hilton Als

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Hilton Als is an American writer and theater critic who writes for the New Yorker. He is a former staff writer for the Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibe magazine. He is the author of The Women, and his work has appeared in the Nation, the Believer, and the New York Review of Books. His honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and the Berlin Prize of...

San Antonio Museum of Art

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The San Antonio Museum of Art dates its history to 1925. Located in the former Lone Star Brewery complex, its collections position it as one of the preeminent city museums in the nation.

Andrea Barrett

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Andrea Barrett is the author of the story collection Ship Fever, which received the National Book Award, and Servants of the Map, as well as six novels, most recently The Air We Breathe. She coedited, with Peter Turchi, The Story Behind the Story: 26 Stories by Contemporary Writers and How They Work. She teaches at Williams College and lives in western Massachusetts.

Marc Bekoff

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Marc Bekoff is a former professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, an ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program, and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Goodall co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000. He is the author of, most...

Marvin Bell

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Marvin Bell’s twenty-three books of poetry and essays include Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems, Whiteout (a collaboration with photographer Nathan Lyons), Mars Being Red, Rampant, Nightworks: Poems 1962–2000, The Book of the Dead Man, and Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See. His literary honors include awards from the Academy of American Poets and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as Senior...

Elroy Bode

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Elroy Bode is the author of nine books, including Texas Sketchbook, Sketchbook II, Alone in the World Looking, This Favored Place: The Texas Hill Country, Commonplace Mysteries, Home Country: An Elroy Bode Reader, and El Paso Days (forthcoming 2013). He is a former contributing editor for the Texas Observer and has twice received the Stanley Walker Award for Journalism from the Texas Institute of Letters. Bode, who...

Eavan Boland

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Eavan Boland is the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in the Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Professor and the director of the creative writing program at Stanford University. She has been a writer-in-residence at Trinity College and University College in Dublin, Ireland. She was a poet-in-residence at the National Maternity Hospital during its 1994 centenary. She is the author of eight books of...

Alicia Borinsky

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Alicia Borinsky is a professor of Spanish, a member of the Boston University–Chelsea Management Team, and director of the Writing in the Americas Program at Boston University. She has published extensively in Spanish and in English in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Among her books are Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction; the novels Mean Woman, All Night...

Marianne Boruch

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Marianne Boruch’s poetry collections include The Book of Hours and Grace, Fallen from. Her eighth—Cadaver, Speak—is forthcoming from Copper Canyon. In addition to In the Blue Pharmacy she’s written Poetry’s Old Air and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler. Among her awards are Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright/Visiting Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and...

R. Douglas Brackenridge

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R. Douglas Brackenridge is a professor emeritus of religion at Trinity University, where he taught for forty years. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of American religious history. His research and writing have focused primarily on denominational studies (Presbyterianism) and new religious movements (Mormonism). His articles have appeared most recently in the Journal of Presbyterian History...

Madeleine Budnick

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Madeleine Budnick is a seasoned book designer and the series editor and designer of the ArteKids books. Budnick got her start designing books twenty-plus years ago and has of late been getting involved in written content as well. She brings to the series a passion for the arts (she holds a degree in art history and drawing) and a commitment to creating books that aim to inspire and enrich a child’s world. In addition,...

Kurt Caswell

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Kurt Caswell is a writer and associate professor of creative writing and literature in the Honors College at Texas Tech University, where he teaches intensive field courses on writing and leadership. He is also on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His other books include An Inside Passage, which won the 2008 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize, and an anthology of nature writing, To Everything on...

Joseph E. Chance

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Joseph E. Chance is the editor of My Life in the Old Army: The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday and, with Lawrence R. Clayton, The March to Monterrey: The Diary of Lieutenant Rankin Dilworth, U.S. Army. From 2001 to 2003 he wrote a weekly column, "History by Chance,” in theHarlingen Valley Morning Star. He lives in Edinburg, Texas.

Alan Cheuse

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Alan Cheuse is an American writer and critic. He studied at Rutgers University and has taught at Bennington College, Sewanee, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, and George Mason University. His short fiction is widely published, and he is the author of several books including Paradise, Or, Eat Your Face and Song of Slaves in the Desert. He is a regular book reviewer for the NPR program All Things...

Henry Cisneros

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Henry Cisneros is executive chairman of CityView. He has also served as president of Univision Communications, as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as mayor of San Antonio for four terms.

Cary Clack

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Cary Clack writes on local and national news, events and social issues. Born in San Antonio, he is a graduate of St. Gerard High School and St. Mary’s University. In summer 1984, he was a scholar-intern at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, and he wrote CNN commentaries for Coretta Scott King. From 1989 to 1995, he was a trainer in nonviolence at King Center workshops for high...

Peter Cole

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Peter Cole was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2007. His most recent book of poems is Things on Which I’ve Stumbled. His many volumes of translations include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950–1492, J’Accuse, by Aharon Shabtai, and So What: New and Selected Poems, 1971–2005, by Taha Muhammad Ali. Cole is the recipient of the PEN Translation Prize for Poetry and fellowships...

Nan Cuba

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Nan Cuba is the author of the novel Body and Bread. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Quarterly West, Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, the Harvard Review, storySouth, and Connotation Press. As an investigative journalist, she reported on the causes of extraordinary violence in Life and D magazines. She is the cofounder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit literary center,...

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Gretchen C. Daily

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Gretchen Daily’s work spans scientific research, teaching, public education, and advancing practical approaches to environmental challenges. Her scientific research is on countryside biogeography and the future dynamics of biodiversity change; the scope for harmonizing biodiversity conservation and agriculture; quantifying the production and value of ecosystem services across landscapes; and new policy and finance...

William deBuys

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William deBuys is a writer and conservationist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of The Walk and River of Traps, coauthored with Alex Harris, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and a 1990 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. DeBuys’s other books are Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California, which received a Western States Book Award, Seeing Things...

Tim Derk

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Tim Derk made his debut as the Coyote in 1983. He appeared in over 1,110 games and averaged almost 200 community appearances a year. Today he is the associate manager of service innovation for Spurs Sports and Entertainment and lives in San Antonio with his wife, Colleen Quirk, and their two children. Derk loves his current position with the Spurs and remarks, “It’s the first job I’ve ever had that requires me to wear...

Lynn Domina

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Lynn Domina is the author of two poetry collections, Corporal Works and Framed in Silence, and books on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony. Her recent poetry has appeared in the Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, the Gettysburg Review, Tiferet: A Journal of Spirituality and Literature, and Christianity and Literature. She lives in the western Catskills of New York and teaches...

Lewis F. Fisher

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Lewis F. Fisher, founder of Maverick Publishing Company, first encountered the San Antonio River Walk in 1964 as an Air Force officer trainee. He then returned to San Antonio with his wife, Mary, and began working as a reporter for the Express-News. He has since published thirty books with topics ranging from San Antonio’s Spanish heritage to its urban development, from military to sports, and from architecture to...

Ann Fisher-Wirth

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Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of the poetry books Blue Window, Five Terraces, Carta Marina, and Dream Cabinet; the chapbook Slide Shows; and William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature. Her awards include the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, the Rita Dove Poetry Award, two Mississippi Arts Commission Poetry fellowships, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize. She...

Thomas Lowe Fleischner

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Thomas Lowe Fleischner is a naturalist, conservation biologist, teacher, and Director of the Natural History Institute. The author of two books—Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons and Desert Wetlands—and numerous articles, he is a professor of environmental studies at Prescott College, in Arizona, where he has taught for over two decades. Cofounder of the North Cascades Institute and founding...

Harrell Fletcher

Harrell Fletcher has produced a variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects since the early 1990s. His work has been shown at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, ArtPace, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Seattle Art Museum, Domain de Kerguehennec, and the Royal College of Art, among others. He...

William L. Fox

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William Fox is the author of Aeriality: On the World from Above and numerous other books. He received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation to work on Terra Antarctica. He is the founding director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Pamela Frierson

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Pamela Frierson is the author of The Last Atoll: Exploring Hawai‘is Endangered Ecosystems and The Burning Island: Myth and History in Volcano Country, Hawai‘i, as well as many articles and essays about the Pacific world. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including The World Between Waves, A Thousand Leagues of Blue and Intimate Nature. She is one of forty-four writers invited by Barry Lopez to write...

Randy Fritz

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Randy Fritz is an independent consultant specializing in technical writing for government programs. Between 2004 and 2007 he was chief operating officer of the Texas Department of State Health Services, responsible for 12,000 employees, most of whom worked in the state mental health system. He helped coordinate the state’s public health response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. In 2000 Fritz led the team that...

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Susan Toomey Frost

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Susan Toomey Frost is the leading authority on San José decorative art tiles and pottery produced by workshops in San Antonio and Mexico. She has taught English and linguistics at universities in Mexico and Texas. An avid collector, she has written articles, given lectures, and curated exhibitions. She lives in San Antonio.

Miguel Gandert

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Miguel Gandert is one of America's leading documentary photographers. He has exhibited throughout the world. His series Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland was the subject of a book and a one-person exhibition for the National Hispanic Culture Center of New Mexico, and his work was selected for the 1993 Whitney Museum Biennial. He is a Distinguished Professor of Communication and Journalism at...

Gilbert Garcia

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Gilbert Garcia is an award-winning political writer whose work has appeared in the Dallas Observer, the Phoenix New Times, the San Antonio Current, the San Antonio Express-News, and Plaza de Armas. A recipient of six Press Club Awards, he has covered the Democratic National Convention and the Republican and Democratic Texas state conventions.

István László Geher

István László Geher has published six collections of poetry, including Through Five Doors, Draught of Air, and The Fugue of Sand. He has translated the poetry of Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, and many others. He is an assistant professor of English literature at Károli Protestant University, and his awards include the Móricz Zsigmond Literary Grant, the Radnóti Award for Poets,...

Mary Carolyn Hollers George

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Mary Carolyn Hollers George is the author of Alfred Giles: An English Architect in Texas and Mexico, Mary Bonner: Impressions of a Printmaker, and O’Neil Ford, Architect. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Cass Gilbert

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Cass Gilbert (1859–1934) was a prominent American architect often associated with the early skyscraper movement. He served as president of the American Institute of Architects. His noted works include the U.S. Supreme Court Building, the St. Louis Library, the St. Louis Museum of Art, numerous state capitol buildings, and the acclaimed Woolworth Building in New York.

Ksenia Golubovich

Ksenia Golubovichis the author of a novel, Wishes Granted; a travelogue, Serbian Parables; and a book of poems, Personae. She has translated numerous works of philosophy and prose, including Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia and V. S. Naipaul’s Middle Passage. She has written articles and reviews on modern philosophy, photography, literature, cinema, and museums. She lives in Moscow and is editor-in-chief of Logos...

Coleen Grissom

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Coleen Grissom is a professor of English at Trinity University. A faculty member for more than fifty years, she has received “honorary alumna” status and a scholarship in her honor. As dean of students and later vice president for student affairs, she has mentored, counseled, and influenced the lives of thousands of Trinity students. Though still teaching full time at Trinity, she resides in the Texas Hill Country,...

Debra Gwartney

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Debra Gwartney is the author of the memoir Live Through This, which expands the story of her relationship with her daughters that was broadcast on This American Life in 2002. Her short stories, personal narratives, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and journals. Recent publications include a memoir in Triquarterly, an essay in Modern Bride magazine, and a “Modern Love” essay in the New York...

Alex Harris

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Alex Harris is a distinguished American photographer, a professor at Duke University, and a founder of the Center for Documentary Studies and of DoubleTake magazine. He has photographed extensively in the American South, Alaska, Cuba, and New Mexico. He is the author or editor of fourteen books including, most recently, The Idea of Cuba.

Robert Hass

Robert Hass’s recent books are The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems and What Light Can Do: Essays 1985–2010. Time and Materials won the 2007 National Book Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His numerous other honors include the National Book Award and a MacArthur fellowship. He has served as U.S. poet laureate and cofounded the environmental education program River of Words. He teaches at the University of...

Eleanor Heartney

Eleanor Heartney has been a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress for more than ten years, reviewing the most significant international art shows, biennials, and documentas. Her recent publications include Postmodernism, Art & Today, and Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads, the Collected Essays of Eleanor Heartney.

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Kenneth I. Helphand

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Kenneth Helphand is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Oregon, where he has taught courses in landscape history, theory, and design since 1974. His other books include Colorado: Visions of an American Landscape, Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Modern Israel, and Yard Street Park: The Design of Suburban Open Space, coauthored with Cynthia Girling. Helphand served as...

Edward Hirsch

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Edward Hirsch was born in Chicago and educated both at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in folklore. His first collection of poems, For the Sleepwalkers (1981), received the  Academy of American Poets Lavan Younger Poets Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. His second collection, Wild Gratitude, received the National Book Critics Circle Award. His recent poetry...

Simone Inguanez

Simone Inguanez, a graduate in law from the University of Malta, is the author of the poetry collections Water, Fire, Earth and I and Ftit Mara Ftit Tifla (Part Woman Part Child). Her work has been published in several anthologies, aired on radio and TV, set to music, and translated into English, French, Arabic, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, and Finnish. She lives in the seaside village of Kalkara.

Molly Ivins

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Molly Ivins was an American newspaper columnist, political commentator, humorist, and best-selling author. A seasoned journalist, she was an editor and writer with the Texas Observer from 1970 to 1976.

Rex Lee Jim

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Rex Lee Jim is a member of the Navajo Nation Council and chairs its Public Safety Committee. He is the author of several books of poetry written in the Navajo language, including Dúchas Táá Kóó Diné, a trilingual poetry collection in Navajo, Irish, and English. He lives in Rock Point, Arizona.

Madison Jones

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Madison Jones is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed novels. Born in Nashville, he is associated with the Southern Agrarians and is the recipient of a Sewanee fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship,  the T. S. Eliot Award, and the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction.

Kathryn Kanjo

For seven years Kathryn Kanjo served as the second executive director of Artpace San Antonio. Her tenure defined a period of programmatic growth and increased visibility for the organization. Working with Linda Pace, Kanjo established the Artpace board of directors, helped conceptualize CHRISpark, and advised on art acquisitions. She is currently chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She has also...

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Charles J. Katz Jr.

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Charles J. Katz Jr. has been an active photographer while pursuing a professional career as an attorney and business executive. He serves on the board of directors of the Nature Conservancy of Washington and on the boards of advisers for the Natural Capital Project, StanfordUniversity’s Woods Institute for the Environment, and Stanford’s Schoolof Earth Sciences. His previous publications in photography include Etched...

Tom Kayser

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Tom Kayser is president of the Texas League. He has had a lifelong career in baseball, beginning with the Eastern League in 1976. Along the way, he has worked with the Berkshire Brewers, Holyoke Millers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and Calgary Cannons.

David King

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David King is a sports writer at the San Antonio Express-News, covering topics from baseball to the Olympics. He is the author of San Antonio at Bat: Professional Baseball in the Alamo City.

Mark Klett

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Mark Klett has been photographing the western landscape for more than twenty years. His books include Third View, Second Sights; Desert Legends; Revealing Territory; and Black Rock Desert, with William Fox. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Buhl Foundation award. He is Regents Professor of Art at Arizona...

Lucy R. Lippard

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Lucy Lippard is a writer, curator, and activist. She is the author of twenty books on contemporary art and cultural studies, including Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America, The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multi-Centered Society, and On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place. She has written art criticism for Art in America, the Village...

Barry Lopez

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Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short-story writer and has traveled extensively in both remote and populated parts of the world. He is the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist for which he received the John Burroughs and Christopher medals; and eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field...

Arturo Madrid

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 Arturo Madrid is the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and director of the Mexico, the Americas, and Spain Program at Trinity University in San Antonio. He has founded, directed, or served on the boards of numerous national organizations, including the Tomás Rivera Center, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the National Center for Public Policy and...

Norman Manea

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Norman Manea left Romania in 1986, spent a year in West Berlin, and arrived in the United States in 1988. His literary work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He has received, among other awards, Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships in the United States, the Nonino International Literary Prize in Italy, the Nelly Sachs Prize in Germany, and the Prix Médicis Étranger in France. He is a member of the...

Julia Martin

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Julia Martin is a South African writer and literary scholar. Her longstanding involvement in the work of Gary Snyder is part of a broader interest in ecological thought, metaphors of interconnectedness, and the representation of place. In addition to her academic work in ecocriticism she writes creative nonfiction. Her travel memoir, A Millimetre of Dust: Visiting Ancestral Sites, is an extended narrative essay about...

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M. M. McAllen

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M. M. McAllen writes about the history of the Southwest and Mexico. Her other books include I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, depicting the blending cultures against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and border upheavals; and A Brave Boy and a Good Soldier: John C. C. Hill and the Texas Expedition to Mier,  the...

Carl N. McDaniel

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Carl N. McDaniel is a professor of biology emeritus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he was the founding director of the undergraduate environmental science degree program. He initially studied insect and then plant development, but his scholarly interests shifted to the interface between biology and economics. He coauthored, with economist John M. Gowdy, Paradise for Sale: A Parable of...

Gregory McNamee

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Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of thirty-five books and more than 4,000 articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems, and short stories. He is a consultant, contributor, and contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and its blog, a contributing editor to Kirkus Reviews, and a contributing editor to the Bloomsbury Review. He...

Mark Menjivar

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Mark Menjivar is an artist whose work explores diverse subjects through photography, stories, and found objects while emphasizing dialogue and collaboration. His work has been shown at venues across the country, including the Houston Center for Photography, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Wignall Museum of Art, the University of Wisconsin–­Milwaukee, Baylor University, the Southwest School of Art, and Central...

Christopher Merrill

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Christopher Merrill has published four collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water and Watch Fire; many edited volumes and translations; and four books of nonfiction, including Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain and The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages, his journalism appears in many publications, and he is the book critic...

W. S. Merwin

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  W. S. Merwin is the author of more than fifty books of poetry and prose, translation, and plays. His recent collections include The Shadow of Sirius, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize (his second), Migration: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2005 National Book Award, and Present Company. His first book of poetry, A Mask for Janus, won the 1952 Yale Younger Poets Prize, selected by W. H. Auden. His other honors...

Char Miller

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Char Miller, formerly a professor of history at Trinity University, is director of the environmental analysis program and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. He is the author of the award-winning Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism, Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas, and Public Lands/Public Debates: A Century of Controversy and the editor...

Kathleen Dean Moore

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Kathleen Dean Moore is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. She is the author or editor of many books, including Wild Comfort, The Pine Island Paradox, Rachel Carson, Holdfast, Riverwalking, and countless articles. Moore’s nature books have won the Oregon Book Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Her work is published Orion, Audubon,...

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Eldridge M. Moores

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Eldridge Moores is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of California at Davis and the author of several major books on geology. His research focuses on tectonics and structural geology from Greece to the Sierra Nevada. He was the subject of John McPhee’s book Assembling California.

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Judith E. Moores

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Judith E. Moores lives with her husband, the geologist Eldridge M. Moores, in Davis, California.

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Barry Moser

Barry Moser is the prizewinning illustrator and designer of more than 300 books for children and adults. He has won numerous accolades for his work, including the prestigious National Book Award for Design and Illustration and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. He is widely celebrated for his dramatic wood engravings for the only twentieth-century edition of the entire King James Bible illustrated by a single artist....

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Joanne Mulcahy

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Joanne Mulcahy is folklorist-in-residence at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She also teaches creative nonfiction, ethnographic writing, and humanities classes at Lewis and Clark's Northwest Writing Institute. She is the author of Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island: The Life of an Alutiiq Healer, based on more than a decade of field research with Native Alutiiq women on Kodiak Island. Her awards...

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Michael P. Nelson

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Michael P. Nelson is the Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Natural Resources and a professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University, where he also serves as the lead principle investigator for the HJ Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research program in the Oregon Cascades. He is the coeditor, with J. Baird Callicott, of The Great New Wilderness Debate and The Wilderness Debate Rages On. He is also the...

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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter and an author, poet, actor, and activist.

Naomi Shihab Nye

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Naomi Shihab Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and lived in Palestine, Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, where she studied at Trinity University. She is the author of numerous poetry books, including You and Yours19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle EastFuel, and Red Suitcase. Her honors include awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the International Poetry Forum, the...

Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.

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Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (1870–1957) was an American landscape architect most known for his wildlife conservation efforts and urban park designs. He was a founding member and later served as president of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Following early work with his acclaimed father on projects such as the Biltmore Estate (in North Carolina) and the World’s Columbian Exposition (in Chicago), his...

Daniel M. Olsen

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Daniel Olsen is a designer and educator. He has worked on projects with Hard Werken in the Netherlands and Emigre Graphics, and he has exhibited at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo, the Stealcase Design Partnership in New York, and the Galería de la Municipalidad de Miraflores in Lima, Peru. His film work has appeared at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, the Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts, and the Vail Film...

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Linda Pace

Linda Pace (1945–2007) was an artist, collector, philanthropist, and founder of Artpace, a Foundation for Contemporary Art in San Antonio, Texas.

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Becky Crouch Patterson

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Becky Crouch Patterson is the author of the Texas best seller Hondo, My Father, a memoir of life with her folk-hero father, Hondo Crouch, who was a rancher, storyteller, humorist, and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach,Texas. A textile artist for more than forty years, Patterson has sewn appliquéd tapestries for many businesses and individuals. She is also a liturgical artist and designer and has created stained...

Donald Culross Peattie

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Donald Culross Peattie (1898–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the twentieth century. Peattie was born in Chicago and grew up in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, which sparked his interest in the immense wonders of nature. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. After working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he decided to pursue a career as a writer....

Margaret Sayers Peden

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Margaret Sayers Peden is a professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri. She has translated sixty-five books, including works by Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Claribel Alegría, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Cesar Vallejo, and most recently Fernando Rojas’s 1499 Celestina. She has received the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Award, the Lewis Galantiere Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the...

Lowry Pei

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Lowry Pei is the author of three novels, including Family Resemblances, and numerous stories and reviews in publications such as the New York Times, the Boston Review, and the Modern Language Quarterly. He teaches at Simmons College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lucia Perillo

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Lucia Perillo is the author books of many collections of poetry: Dangerous Life, which won the Norma Farber Award for best first book; The Body Mutinies, which received the PEN Revson Foundation Fellowship and the Kate Tufts Poetry Award; The Oldest Map with the Name America; Luck Is Luck, which won the Kingsley Tufts Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Inseminating the Elephant and On the...

Dale Peterson

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Translated into nine foreign languages, Dale Peterson’s books have been named Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, the Denver PostDiscoverThe Economist, the Globe and MailLibrary Journal, and the Village Voice. Two titles have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times. Peterson is the author of the definitive biography Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man, as well as The Moral Lives...

Alan J. Plattus

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Alan Plattus is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture. He has published and lectured widely on urban representation and the history of cities, as well as on contemporary American architecture and urbanism, and he has conducted urban policy workshops for citizens and civic groups. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Urban Design Research, which...

Stefanos Polyzoides

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In addition to operating his architecture and urban design firm based in Pasadena, California, Stefanos Polyzoides is one of the founders and past president of the Congress for the New Urbanism. His coauthored book, Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles: A Typological Analysis, helped revitalize the study of design typologies in architectural theory.

Christopher J. Preston

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Christopher J. Preston is the author of Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place, the editor of Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management, and the coeditor, with Wayne Ouderkirk, of Nature, Value, and Duty: Life on Earth with Holmes Rolston III. He is a noted expert in environmental philosophy and the ethics of emerging technologies and teaches philosophy at the...

Douglas W. Rae

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Douglas Rae is a professor of political science and management at Yale University and the author of City: Urbanism and Its End and numerous other works about cities in capitalist settings. In 1990–91 he served as chief administrative officer of New Haven under John Daniels, the city’s first African American mayor. His many honors include the Hurfurth and Hallett Prizes.

Becky Duval Reese

Becky Duval Reese is the retired director of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Riley Robinson

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Riley Robinson has been the studio director for Artpace San Antonio since 1994. He has curated the exhibitions San Antonio Collects and Made By Hand: Straight to Video at the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center, and Morton Hebsgaard at Cactus Bra Space. His artwork has been exhibited in San Antonio at Sala Diaz and the Southwest School of Art and Craft, and at Testsite, Austin; the Matfest Outdoor Invitational...

Pattiann Rogers

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Pattiann Rogers is the author of more than fifteen books of poetry and prose, including Wayfare, Firekeeper, Generations, and the forthcoming Holy Heathen Rhapsody. She has been widely anthologized and published in the New Yorker, Orion, the Paris Review, Wilderness, the New Republic, and many other journals. She is the recipient of two NEA grants, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, and...

Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

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Editor, novelist, essayist, teacher, and publisher Louis D. Rubin, Jr. has had an immeasurable effect on a generation of North Carolina writers and readers. Born in Charleston in 1923, Rubin studied at the College of Charleston, the University of Richmond, and Johns Hopkins University. He is the author over forty books. His awards and honors include Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, the Oliver Max Gardner Award,...

Jan Jarboe Russell

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Jan Jarboe Russell, a journalist and author, is vice president of the Linda Pace Foundation. She was appointed a trustee by Linda Pace when Pace founded the organization in April 2003. During a long career in journalism, Russell has published hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in the San Antonio Express-NewsTexas MonthlySlate, the New York Times, and other publications. She is the author of Lady Bird: A...

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Tomaž Šalamun

Tomaž Šalamun is widely recognized as a leading Central European poet and has been translated into many languages. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and often teaches and gives readings in the United States. His many prizes include the European Prize for Poetry. His recent books translated into English are Poker, Blackboards, The Book for My Brother, Row, and Woods and Chalices.

Lauret E. Savoy

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Lauret Savoy writes across the threads of cultural identity to explore their shaping by relationship with and dislocation from the land. Her other books include The Colors of Nature: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Natural World and Living with the Changing California Coast. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, she is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount...

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Vincent J. Scully

Vincent Scully is Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University. He is widely regarded as North America’s preeminent architectural historian. He is the author of numerous books, including ten seminal works in architectural and urban design history. Among his many awards are the National Medal of Arts and the Urban Land Institute’s J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The National Endowment for...

Bob Shacochis

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Bob Shacochis is a novelist, essayist, journalist, and educator. A former contributing editor for Harper’s and Outside, Shacochis currently teaches in the graduate writing programs at Bennington College and Florida State University. Among his works are the short story collections Easy in the Islands and The Next New World; the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award; Domesticity, a...

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Harry J. Shafer

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Harry Shafer is a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University. He was the first archaeologist to join the faculty of Texas A&M University’s College of Liberal Arts and has been active in archaeological research since 1962. His main research interests are lithic technology, archaeology field methods, and the archaeology of Texas, the American Southwest (Mimbres and Jornada Mogollon), and the Lowland Maya. His research...

Sarah Shotland

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Sarah Shotland is the program coordinator for Words without Walls at Chatham University and is on the faculty at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts. Her plays have been produced in Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Spain, and China. Her newest play is Cereus Moonlight, and her novel Junkette is available from White Gorilla Press. She has an MFA from Chatham University.

Vaughn Sills

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Vaughn Sills is an associate professor of photography at Simmons College and has been a fine art photographer for more than thirty years. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and her photography has been exhibited across the country including in twenty solo shows, most recently at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Her book One Family received an Award of Excellence from the Southern Library...

Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder is a poet, essayist, and environmental activist. He is the author of eighteen books, among them Danger on Peaks, Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature, a finalist for the 1993 National Book Award, The Practice of the Wild, Left Out in the Rain, New Poems 1947–1985, Axe Handles, winner of an American Book Award, and Turtle Island, which received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He has been the subject...

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Rebecca Solnit

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San Francisco writer Rebecca Solnit is the author of thirteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. They include Men Explain Things To MeThe Faraway NearbyInfinite City: A San Francisco AtlasA Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster; Storming the Gates of Paradise; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Hope...

Sheryl St. Germain

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A native of New Orleans, Sheryl St. Germain is the co-founder and president of the board of Words without Walls. She has taught creative writing at the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College, and Iowa State University. She teaches creative nonfiction and poetry and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University. Her honors include two NEA fellowships,...

Kim Stafford

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Kim Stafford has taught since 1979 at Lewis and Clark College, where he is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and codirector of the documentary studies program. He also serves as the literary executor for the estate of William Stafford. He has worked as an oral historian, letterpress printer, editor, photographer, teacher, and visiting writer in communities and at colleges across the country, and...

William Stafford

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William Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1914 and was a pacifist and prolific poet and writer. During his lifetime he published more than sixty-five volumes of poetry, including Traveling Through the Dark, which received the 1963 National Book Award. His many distinguished honors include the Shelley Memorial Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a Western States Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry. He also...

Gerald Stern

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Gerald Stern’s recent books of poetry are In Beauty Bright, Early Collected Poems: 1965–1992, Save the Last Dance, This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award, Odd Mercy, and Bread without Sugar. His honors include the Award of Merit Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Award, the Bess Hokin Award from Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Prize, four...

Laura-Gray Street

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Laura-Gray Street is the author of Pigment and Fume, and her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Hawk & Handsaw, Many Mountains Moving, Gargoyle, ISLE, Shenandoah, Blackbird, the Notre Dame Review, and Best New Poets 2005. Her honors include four Pushcart Prize nominations, a poetry fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Terrain.org’s Poetry Prize, Isotope’s Editors’ Prize in Poetry, the Southern Women...

Arthur Sze

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Arthur Sze, one of America’s leading poets, is the author of nine books of poetry and translation, most recently The Ginkgo Light. He is professor emeritus of creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also a celebrated translator and editor of The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the...

W. B. Thompson

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Thompson lives and works in the Virgin Islands. He also maintains a studio in Connecticut. His mixed media paintings and sculptural assemblages are in prominent art collections worldwide. San Antonio in Color was awarded a certificate of excellence at the 35th Annual Bookbuilders West Show and was a San Antonio Express-News Best Book of 2004. Thompson graduated from Trinity University (B.A. History, 1988) and was a...

Mark Tredinnick

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Mark Tredinnick is an essayist, poet, and writing teacher. He is the author of The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir and the editor of A Place on Earth: An Anthology of Nature Writing from Australia and North America. His essays and journalism have appeared in Island, ISLE, Orion, Resurgence, the Bulletin, and the Sydney Morning Herald. Winner of the 2005 Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize, Tredinnick lives in the...

Peter Turchi

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Peter Turchi's books include Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, The Girls Next Door; and a collection of stories, Magician. Turchi's short story "Night, Truck, Two Lights Burning," listed as one of 100 Notable Stories of 2002 by the editors of Best American Short Stories and one of...

Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1986 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1995, after the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed chair of South Africa’s Truth and...

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Henk van Assen

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Henk van Assen’s New York–based studio, HvADesign, focuses on book design and environmental graphics. He received his training in graphic design in his home country of the Netherlands from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague. After working for several years as a graphic designer in Amsterdam, he came to the United States and earned an M.F.A. from Yale University. Since 1999 van Assen has been a critic at the...

David Rains Wallace

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David Rains Wallace has published eighteen books, including two more about Central America, The Quetzal and the Macaw: The Story of Costa Rica’s National Parks and Adventuring in Central America: A Sierra Club Travel Guide. The Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution received the 1984 John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and Chuckwalla Land: The Riddle of California’s Desert received a 2012 Commonwealth...

John Ward

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John Ward's book Colorado: Magnificent Wilderness featured a series of color photographs taken in his home state. Ward has exhibited his photographs widely and is represented in private and public collections, including the Amon Carter Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Museum of New Mexico. He lives and works in Estes Park, Colorado.

Liz Ward

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Liz Ward’s paintings, drawings, and prints are informed by natural history and the environmental crisis. Her work has been widely exhibited and is represented in many private and public collections. Ward completed many of the drawings in this book with the support of a Brown Foundation fellowship for a residency at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. She is a professor of art at Trinity University, and she lives...

James Perrin Warren

James Warren is the S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Warren specializes in nineteenth-century literature and culture, and literature of the environment. His books include John Burroughs and the Place of NatureCulture ofEloquence: Oratory and Reform in Antebellum Americaand Walt Whitman’s Language...

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Chris Wilson

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Chris Wilson is a leading cultural, architectural, and landscape historian whose award-winning books include The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition and Facing Southwest: The Life and Houses of John Gaw Meem. He is coeditor, with Paul Groth, of Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson. He is the J. B. Jackson Chair of Cultural Landscape Studies at the University of New Mexico...

Brenda Wineapple

Brenda Wineapple is the author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, a winner of the Washington Arts Club National Award for arts writing, and a New York Times Notable Book; it was also named best nonfiction of 2008 in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Economist. Her other books include...

Carter Wiseman

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Carter Wiseman is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities. He was architecture critic and/or editor for a number of magazines, including Newsweek, New York Magazine, Architectural Record, Interior Design, and ARTnews. He is currently a lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture, where he teaches courses focusing on architectural writing and criticism. His books include Twentieth-Century American Architecture:...

Byron Wolfe

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Byron Wolfe is a widely exhibited photographer whose work is held in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a recipient of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography and a Guggenheim fellowship. He teaches at California State University in Chico and lives in...

Nelson W. Wolff

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The mayor of San Antonio from 1991 to 1995, Nelson W. Wolff enacted several major economic developments for the city. He is the author of Mayor: An Inside View of San Antonio Politics, 1981–1995 and Baseball for Real Men: Seven Spiritual Laws for Senior Players. He currently serves as BexarCounty judge.

Curtis Worthington

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Curtis Worthington is the author of critical writing and literary history and a former member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. He is the recipient of the Skylark Prize from the Poetry Society of South Carolina, and he has performed widely in plays and operas. He is a practicing neurosurgeon in Charleston.  

Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these...

Dean Young

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Dean Young has published many notable books of poems, including Design with X, First Course in Turbulence, and Skid, which was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. His more recent poetry books are Elegy for a Toy Piano, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Embryoyo, Primitive Mentor, and Fall Higher. He is also the author of the prose book The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and...

Adam Zagajewski

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Adam Zagajewski is one of Poland’s most distinguished contemporary poets. Among his honors and awards are a fellowship from the Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, the Kurt Tucholsky Prize, a Prix de la Liberté, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Neustadt Literary Prize. His poetry books in English include Without End: New and Selected Poems; Unseen Hand; and Eternal Enemies. His works in prose include Two Cities; Another...