Issue 2. April 2013.
Cover. Table of Contents.
Gary Snyder, the foremost American poet of the past century, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, the John Hay Award for Nature Writing, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Thoreau Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award. He has published 20 books of poetry beginning with Rip Rap, his first book, in 1959.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. The Jane Austen Book Club spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and was a New York Times Notable Book. Fowler’s previous novel, Sister Noon, was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her debut novel, Sarah Canary, was a New York Times Notable Book, as was her second novel, The Sweetheart Season. In addition, Sarah Canary won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, and was listed for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize as well as the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize. Fowler’s short story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999, and her collection What I Didn’t See won the World Fantasy Award in 2011. Fowler and her husband, who have two grown children and five grandchildren, live in Santa Cruz, California.
John Moir is an environmental journalist who often writes about preserving biodiversity. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and many conservation publications. He is the author of two nonfiction books, including Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction. Moir has contributed to several anthologies and received numerous awards for his writing.