Lawson Fusao Inada is Oregon's former fifth Poet Laureate and an emeritus professor of writing at Southern Oregon University. He is the author of five books and has edited three others. He is an American Book Award and Oregon Book Award winner and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Chet Orloff is Director Emeritus of the Oregon Historical Society and Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the Portland State University. From 1972 to 1975, he was a teacher in Afghanistan. He is the founder and editor of the journal Western Legal History. He was also senior editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. He has been active in museum and historical agency affairs since 1970 and now operates Oregon History Works, advising and consulting in historical interpretation and public history.
Jarold Ramsey is a native Oregonian and professor of English emeritus from the University of Rochester, where he taught courses in poetry and creative writing as well as American Indian and environmental literature. He is the author of several books on Indian and folk literature.