Jack Loeffler is a poet, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, radio producer, activist, philosopher, and writer. He is the author of Survival Along the Continental Divide: An Anthology of Interviews (UNM Press), Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey (UNM Press) and Headed Upstream: Interviews with Iconoclasts (Harbinger House). He is founder of the Black Mesa Defense Fund, which organized Hopi Indians of Arizona against Peabody Coal.
Enrique R. Lamadrid is professor of Spanish folklore and literature at the University of New Mexico. In 2005, he was awarded the Americo Paredes Prize by the American Folklore Society in recognition of his work as a cultural activist.