Kathryn Miles is the author of five books. Her essays and articles have appeared in publications such as Audubon, Best American Essays, Best American Sports Writing, the BostonGlobe, the New York Times, Outside, Politico, and Time. A contributing editor at Down East magazine, Miles also serves as a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council and as a faculty member in several MFA programs. Her website is www.kathrynmiles.net.
Joan Naviyuk Kane's most recent book is Milk Black Carbon. Honors for her work include the Whiting Writer's Award, an American Book Award, and the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, she is Inupiaq with family from King Island and Mary's Igloo, Alaska. She lives with her family in Anchorage and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
J. Drew Lanham is a birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist, and poet. He is the author of Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts and The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature, and his work has appeared in Audubon, Orion, Vanity Fair, Forest Ecology and Management, and the Oxford American. The recipient of a 2022 MacArthur fellowship, he is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Much of Ken Hada's poetry is formed on his back deck in rural Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. His work has been awarded by The Western Writers of America, The National Western Heritage Museum, SCMLA and The Oklahoma Center for the Book. He has also been featured on The Writer's Almanac and other digital formats. Ken directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He enjoys traveling to meet with folks, give public readings and workshops. Contact and other information is available at: www.kenhada.org.
Douglas Haynes is an essayist, journalist, and poet whose work has appeared in Orion, Longreads, Virginia Quarterly Review, Huffington Post, Boston Review, and many other publications. He teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
PRIYA SHUKLA is a marine biologist from Oakland, California. She is working toward her PhD at the University of California, Davis, and hopes to better understand how climate change and other human impacts will affect marine life. When she isn't growing oysters in the lab or observing them in the field, she likes to hike, read, and spend time with her husband and cat.
JANISSE RAY is the author of Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land, Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home, the best-selling Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, and The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. She is also the author of a poetry collection, A House of Branches, and coeditor of Between Two Rivers: Stories from the Red Hills to the Gulf. She lives in the Altamaha Community in Reidsville, Georgia.
Sara Jaquette Ray is associate professor of environmental studies at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, where she also leads the Environmental Studies Program.