Contributors

for July/August 2010

  • Skylaire Alfvegren is the founder of the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists (forteanswest.com), which explores the mysteries and peculiarities of the American West. She lives in Los Angeles. Further dementia can be accessed at Skylaire.com.
  • Christopher Benz lives and works in the Bay Area.
  • Alvin Buenaventura is the publisher of Buenaventura Press.
  • Joshua Clover has contributed poetry and an analysis of the economic crisis to the Believer, but this is his first music feature anywhere since he retired as a music critic in 2001. He would come back only for M.I.A., because she combines the best of poetry and crisis. He currently teaches at the University of California, Davis, when he is not in jail.
  • Joe Hagan is a contributing editor at New York and Vanity Fair magazines. His story on Cleveland singer-songwriter Bill Fox was anthologized in Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer. He lives in Tivoli, New York.
  • Nick Hornby lives in North London.
  • Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a doctoral student in geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written for publications including the Guardian, the Nation, and the New York Review of Books.
  • Adam Kempa is an Ann Arbor, Michigan–based web developer who is obsessed with any artistic endeavor made unnecessarily complicated. You can intermittently read his nerdly musings at kempa.com.
  • Saki Knafo’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and will appear in the upcoming book More New York Stories: Best of the City Section of the New York Times. He graduated from the M.F.A. nonfiction program at Columbia.
  • Chuck Lightning is the creative director of the Wondaland Arts Society, as well as a co-producer and co-writer on Janelle Monáe’s debut LP The ArchAndroid. I Have a Scream, the debut album by his band Deep Cotton, is coming soon.
  • Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice, and other books. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, runs monthly in the Believer.
  • Sara Michas-Martin’s poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University and Goddard College.
  • Rick Moody’s forthcoming novel is The Four Fingers of Death. He plays music in the Wingdale Community Singers. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
  • Erik Morse is the author of Dreamweapon: Spacemen 3 and the Birth of Spiritualized (2005) and the upcoming Memphis Underground: A Dual Narrative of the Bluff City with Tav Falco. Morse is a contributing writer to Frieze, Modern Painters, the Wire, Interview, Cinema-Scope, and Bookforum, among others, as well as a contributing editor to Semiotext(e).
  • Laraine Newman is a writer/performer and a founding member of the Groundlings Theatre Company. She’s an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. Her film, television, animation, and writing credits can be found on her website, larainenewman.com. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of twenty-one years and their two teenage daughters.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books..
  • Tess Taylor, 2010–11 Amy Clampitt Resident, has received writing fellowships from Amherst College, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was published by the Poetry Society of America.
  • Ken Tucker, editor at large for Entertainment Weekly, has written about music for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, and Creem. He is the pop-music critic for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air.
  • Matthew Zapruder is the author of American Linden, The Pajamaist (winner of the William Carlos Williams Award), and Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon, 2010). Luxbooks recently published a German graphic novel of the poem “The Pajamaist.”