Courtesy Erin Trieb

Erin Trieb

Erin Trieb, a photojournalist whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, traveled to Nepal for Tricycle to document the damage of April’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. A portfolio of her photographs, “Like Roaring Earth,” appears in this issue alongside first-person accounts of the quakes.


Courtesy Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer

In “After the Future,” Kurt Spellmeyer, a Zen priest and English professor at Rutgers University, looks to a surprising catalyst for societal change: the Buddhist teaching of rebirth. The author ofBuddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction, he also directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Jersey.

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Daisy Hernández

Daisy Hernández, a writer and editor of Cuban-Colombian heritage, explores envy from a Latina perspective in “Envidia,” as part of this issue’s special section on jealousy and envy. Author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, she is an assistant professor in creative writing at Miami University in Ohio.

Courtesy Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley

The art of Keliy Anderson-Staley, a photographer and assistant professor at the University of Houston, has been shown in galleries around the country. For 11 years, Anderson-Staley has been creating tintypes, a kind of photo popular in the 19th century. Images from her tintype portrait series appear here in “Taken Away and Given,” a reflection on old age.