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Liesl M . Buskirk was born and raised in Laie, Hawaii, over the wall from BYU-Hawaii, where her parents are both professors. She is a senior majoring in English with a German minor and loves hiking, swimming, and wilderness. She and her husband, Allen, plan to attend graduate school on the East Coast next fall.  

Sarah Jean Carter is an English major from Provo. She works as an editor for Don Norton and spends her spare time reading in the sofa chairs at Barnes and Noble.  

Cristl Call-Cook studies writing as a graduate student. She and her husband Ryan share a six-month-old alarm clock named McKenee. She’s either from Tucson, Arizona, or Anacortes,  Washington, depending on the day. She’d like to be from Victoria, British Columbia, but unfortunately spent only one month  there. She ties her own flies.  

Chris Carlson graduated with a BFA in photography this past April. His work, seen in magazines such as Phototechniques or Photo Life, has won him numerous awards. He sees photography as a versatile medium, one he uses to convey thoughts and  ideas through still life. Chris did an internship with Gerald Bybee in the summer of 1997 and moved to New York in May of this year with his wife. All of Chris’s photos are taken using  photoelectric imaging.  

Christina Dominguez is a recent photography BFA graduate with a minor in film. She enjoys working with multimedia and has received numerous awards for her photography including the Sundance Utah Young Artist’s Photography Award. Her most recent achievement is the publication of her work in Rolling Stone. Christina also completed an internship at the Polaroid 20×24 studio in New York.  

On a mission to Uruguay, Whitney Fox will be writing an updated version of Godspell for television. She enjoys Asian food stores and spends most of her time in her head.  

Nathan Furr, a graduate student studying English, grew up  in Oregon along the Willamette River, where he enjoyed  crewing to the rhythm of the water. He plans to get an MFA in creative writing and go on for a Ph.D. to fulfill his dream of being a renowned scholar at the university level.  

Krista Halverson is an English major in her fourth year at BYU. She grew up in Oregon on the Columbia River Gorge but feels at home wherever there are pine trees. Her ambitions  are to drive across every state in the U.S. and to live in Montana. She has never been to Italy.  

Scott Alan Hanson is an art and English major. He was reared in Blackfoot, Idaho, served a mission in Micronesia, and attended  Ricks College, where he met his wife. They now have an adorable baby girl and are expecting another in November.  

Jennie R. Leishman, who originally hails from Lancaster, California, graduated in May 1998 with her MA in English. Her thesis was a book of poetry titled “Blossoms of Hedge  Garlic.” Jennie is now living in Salt Lake City.  

James Richards is a graduate student in English at BYU. His hobbies include crafting Barbie clothing out of fruit leather, drinking from coconuts through licorice straws, and stuffing his ears with raisins. If he doesn’t have raisins he uses figs. No figs? Then dark socks cut into small pieces—and he’s always got dark socks.  

Caren Schofield is from the back hills of Riddle, Oregon, where incidents like “How Many Witches” are more common than they should be. She is a senior studying humanities, and  she writes poetry in her spare time.  

Kristen Tracy received her MFA from Vermont College. She also earned an MA in American literature from BYU. She currently lives in Montpelier, Vermont.  

Linda VanOrden is originally from a town in England some where near Shakespeare country. She won the Ann Doty fic tion contest this year. Linda’s about to finish her Master’s degree in English—if she ever gets her novel finished! Right now her  time is consumed with potty training her new dog, Bristol, in between writing and teaching English 115 and 316. She wishes puppies wore diapers.  

Arthur Westover graduated from BYU in April 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology. In the tradition of previous BYU poetry groups, he founded in September 1996 Wick’s End Poetry Club, which has published two anthologies. Arthur now attends Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  

Ed Whitley is a graduate student in English studying American literature. This past summer he spent his time getting married.