JOSEPH BANKMAN is professor of law at Stanford University. He has written extensively on tax policy issues, including progressivity and the consumption tax.
APRIL BERNARD's second collection of poems, Psalms, is out in paperback from W.W. Norton. She is a visiting writer at Amherst College.
ELAINE BERNARD is the executive director of the Harvard University Trade Union Program.
SVEN BIRKERTS is the author of The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age (Faber & Faber).
PETER CERVANTES-GAUTSCHI has been an organizer for over 20 years. He is the executive director of the Workers Organizing Committee, secretary-treasurer of Communities United for People, and serves on the board of the Environmental and Economic Justice Project.
RICHARD A. EPSTEIN is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics. He has written extensively on employment law. His most recent book is Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard, 1995).
MARK ERLICH is the business manager of Carpenters Local 40 in the Boston area. In addition to his career as a carpenter, he is the author of two books (With Our Hands and Labor at the Ballot Box, both published by Temple University Press) and numerous articles on labor issues.
JANICE FINE is organizing director of Northeast Action and the Northeast Citizen Action Resource Center and founder of the New England Money and Politics Project. She is a PhD candidate in political science at MIT, studying the American labor movement.
BILL FLETCHER, JR. is a Washington, DC-based activist and writer who serves as the Public Sector Division Director of the Service Employees International Union.
EDWIN FRANK is co-founder of Alef Books, a small press devoted to poetry and works in translation. His poems have appeared in The New York Review of Books, AGNI, Publisher's Weekly, and the San Francisco Review of Books.
BARBARA FRIED is professor of law at Stanford University. She has written on both tax policy and property theory and is the author of Robert Hale and Progressive Legal Economics (Harvard, forthcoming).
JORIE GRAHAM's most recent book of poems, The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, was awarded this year's Pulitzer Prize. She is the editor of Earth Took of Earth: 100 Great Poems in the English Language (Ecco 1996), and teaches at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop.
BETH GYLYS is finishing her PhD in English and creative writing at the University of Cincinnati.
RICHARD HOWARD is the author of 10 volumes of poetry and has frequently translated works of French literature. He is poetry editor of The Paris Review and of Western Humanities Review, and University Professor of English at the University of Houston.
JAMES HYNES is the author of The Wild Colonial Boy.
BILL WYLIE KELLERMAN is a pastor and community activist teaching at the Whitaker School of Theology in Detroit. His most recent book is Keeper of the Word: Selected Writings of William Stringfellow (Eerdmans, 1994).
THOMAS KOCHAN is professor of industrial relations at the Sloane School of Management at MIT.
DAVID LEHMAN's most recent book of poems is Valentine Place (Scribner, 1996). He is the series editor of The Best American Poetry, and editor of Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms (enlarged edition forthcoming, U. Michigan Press, 1996).
STEPHEN LERNER has been a union organizer for over 20 years. As the Building Service Organizing Director for SEIU, he ran the national Justice for Janitors campaign. He now works on developing industry-wide organizing campaigns.
RICHARD LOCKE is associate professor of political science and industrial relations at MIT. His research focuses on the organizational renewal of labor unions in Europe and the United States.
STAUGHTON LYND is a labor historian and a lawyer at Northeast Ohio Legal Services in Youngstown.
LISA MEYER is a writer living in Princeton, New Jersey. She is currently at work on Literary Mirrors, a collection of interviews with writers, of which her interview with Stanley Plumly is a part.
MIKE MILLER worked in the 1960s as a field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and as a project director for Saul Alinsky. Since 1972, he has been executive director of the San Francisco-based ORGANIZE Training Center. He is co-editor of The Organizer Mailing.
H. ALLEN ORR is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Rochester and a David and Lucile Packard Fellow. Another version of his article appeared in Evolution 50, 1996: pp. 467-472.
MAUREEN PAUL, an abortion provider at an independent women's health clinic, is a member of the Boston Reproductive Rights Network, co-founder of Mass Abortion Access Project, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at a major teaching hospital in Massachusetts.
STANLEY PLUMLY's new collection of poems, The Marriage In The Trees, will be published by Ecco Press this September.
BIN RAMKE's most recent book of poems is Massacre of the Innocents (University of Iowa Press, 1995). He edits the Denver Quarterly, and the Contemporary Poetry Series for the University of Georgia Press.
WADE RATHKE is Chief Organizer and Founder of Local 100, Service Employees International Union, and of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).
DONALD REVELL is professor of English at the University of Utah. His most recent book of poems is Beautiful Shirt.
JOEL ROGERS teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is national chair of the New Party. His most recent book, with Joshua Cohen, is Associations and Democracy (Verso, 1995).
MARC ROMANO is on the staff of The New York Review of Books.
KAY RYAN's newest book is Elephant Rocks (Grove, 1996). She has just begun teaching herself to play the musical saw.
KATHERINE SCIACCHITANO is a former labor lawyer and organizer and now teaches at the University of Wisconsin School for Workers.
ALAN A. STONE is Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry at Harvard Law School.
MADELINE TALBOTT is the field director for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). She is based in Chicago where she is head organizer of Illinois ACORN.
YAEL TAMIR is a senior lecturer in the philosophy department at Tel-Aviv University. She is the author of Liberal Nationalism (Princeton University Press, 1993) and the editor of Democratic Education in a Multicultural Society (Blackwell, 1995).
LYNN WILLIAMS has spent his life working in the labor movement. He joined the United Steelworkers as a member of Local 2900 in Toronto in 1947. He served as an organizer in the Canadian Congress of Labor for 10 years, as International Secretary of the Steelworkers from 1977 to 1983, and as International President from 1983 to 1994.