About the Contributors to this issueRichard Balzer is president of Richard Balzer Associates, a consulting business specializing in organizational change.
Richard Bensinger is Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute. He organized a factory in Colorado in the 1970s and spent 14 years organizing for the Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
Sven Birkerts is the author of American Energies: Essays on Fiction. He is working on a series of meditations about reading.
Hayden Carruthıs most recent books are Suicides and Jazzers (1992), and The Collected Shorter Poems, 19461991 (1992). His Collected Longer Poems will be published in November 1993.
Larry Cohen is Assistant to the President and Director of Organization for the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Don Colburn is a reporter for the Washington Post and has an MFA from Warren Wilson College. He was a winner of this yearıs ³Discovery/The Nation² poetry prize.
Michael Collier is Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland and author of The Clasp and Other Poems and The Folded Heart.
Neta Crawford is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. She is the author of Soviet Military Aircraft.
Michael Dorrisıs short story collection Working Men, which includes the story ³Layaway,² is being published this month by Henry Holt.
MartÍn Espada received both the PEN/Revson Fellowship and the Paterson Poetry Prize for his last collection of poems, Rebellion is the Circle of a Loverıs Hands. His next book, City of Coughing and Dead Radiators, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.
Virginia S. I. Gamba is Program Officer at the Program on Peace and International Security of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago.
Eugene Genovese lives and teaches in Atlanta. His new book, The Southern Tradition: The Achievement and Limitations of an American Conservatism, is forthcoming.
Matthew Goodmanıs fiction has appeared in New England Review, Georgia Review, and elsewhere. He will be a resident this fall at the MacDowell Colony.
Neil Gordon is on staff at The New York Review of Books and is an editor of The Readerıs Catalog. His reviews and articles appear in a wide variety of publications and he has recently completed a novel.
Alexandra Johnson teaches writing at Harvard University, and is currently working on a non-fiction book on writersı diaries.
Mitchell Kapor is Chairman and co-Founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He also founded Lotus Development Corporation and designed its flagship product, Lotus 1-2-3.
Allison Porter directs the Organizing Instituteıs Recruitment and Training program. Before coming to the Institute, she organized health care and factory workers in North Carolina and Maryland.
Joel Rogers is professor of Law, Sociology, and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and chair of the Interim Executive Council of the New Party.
Kris Rondeau is Assistant Director of Organizing, specializing in higher education, for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Charles Sabel is Ford International Professor of Social Science at MIT and co-author of The Second Industrial Divide.
Andrew Salkey is a Jamaican poet, novelist, and currently professor of writing at Hampshire College.
Tom Sleigh is the author of two books of poetry, After One (Houghton Mifflin) and Waking (University of Chicago Press).
Bruce Smith is Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Academy. His third book of poems, Mercy Seat, is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
Alan A. Stone is a psychoanalyst who teaches Law and Psychology and Law and Medicine at Harvard Law School.