by Samantha Dunn & Robert Johnson
by Robert Johnson & Ania Dobrzanska
by Robert Johnson & Thaïs H. Miller
Jennifer Adger is an award-winning artist whose work can be found in private collections in Alabama, California, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia. Adger’s graduate work in criminology and neuropsychology has greatly influenced her paintings, which are reflections on consciousness and memory. Some of her work can be seen at www.jenniferadger.net/.
is a corrections expert and practitioner with a long record of
professional publications. She
is also a published writer of fiction. Her award-winning short
story, “Dances with Dragons: Memories of the Hole,” appears in The
Crying Wall, a book she co-edited.
is an honors student at American University, majoring in Political Science
and Philosophy. She plans to
attend law school after graduation.
Robert Johnson is a criminologist who writes poetry and fiction on the side. He is the author of Poetic Justice: Reflections on the Big House, the Death House, and the American Way of Justice and Burnt Offerings: Poems on Crime and Punishment. His best known work of social science—Death Work: A Study of the Modern Execution Process—won the Outstanding Book Award of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Thaïs H. Miller is an honors student at American University majoring in Literature and minoring in Music Performance. Her poem, "The First Time I Saw That Place," was published in Robert Johnson's Burnt Offerings. Her play, "The Price is Wrong: A Play in One Act with Vignettes," will appear in the 2008 issue of Tacenda Literary Magazine. After completing her undergraduate degree, Miller hopes to pursue her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.