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Contributors

October 2008

Writers

Anna Blackshaw is a writer and documentary photographer living in Bynum, North Carolina, where she dreams of making an oasis out of her overgrown garden. She is coauthor of the book No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa (DK Publishing).

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Andrew Boyd’s writing has appeared in the Nation, Salon, and the Village Voice. He is a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, which creates flash animation and online video for environmental and social-justice campaigns. He lives in New York City.

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James Charbonneau is a writer and screenwriter whose most recent screenplay is Being Michael Madsen. Since his divorce he’s had a series of failed relationships lasting from eleven hours to six years. He lives in Middletown, Connecticut, with his cat, Chance.

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David Grossman was born in Jerusalem and is the author of six novels, two essay collections, several children’s books, and a play. He lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Jerusalem.

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Marisa Handler is a writer, activist, and singer-songwriter living in San Francisco. Her memoir is titled Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist (Berrett-Koehler). She spent this past June on a meditation retreat where she practiced total silence, except for the times she’d go far into the woods and sing to the trees and salamanders.

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Wayne Harrison has worked as an auto mechanic, a house framer, and a corrections officer in a medium-security prison. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s and Ploughshares and is forthcoming in the Atlantic. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Adrie Kusserow lives in Underhill Center, Vermont, with her husband and two children, on the land where she was raised. Her first book of poems is titled Hunting Down the Monk (BOA Editions), and she is working on a second about her time in Sudan.

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Gregory Martin is the author of Mountain City (North Point Press), which is about the Nevada town where his mother grew up. He writes: “My book is sold in the local-history museum, run by my aunt Lou. It’s the only book they sell. People in Mountain City call it ‘the book.’ ” He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife and two children.

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Naomi Shihab Nye’s most recent books of poems include Honeybee (Greenwillow) and You & Yours (BOA Editions). A Tom Waits fan for more than thirty years, she recently attended a concert of his in Dallas and has been able to levitate ever since. She lives with her husband, a gray cat, and two large turtles in San Antonio, Texas.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Photographers

Rita Bernstein is a former civil-rights lawyer who fantasizes about being a veterinarian or a neuroscientist. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Brigitte Carnochan is the author of Bella Figura (Modernbook Editions). She lives in Portola Valley, California, where she loves to photograph her dog, Muggs, doing just about anything for a dog biscuit.

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James Carroll has been taking photographs for forty years. He lives in New York City.

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Larry Chait retired at an early age from being a research scientist to become a jazz drummer. When he discovered he had no talent for the drums, he took up photography. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Roberto Guerra lives in La Paz, Bolivia, where he is working on a project about coca farmers.

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Jon Hughes is a self-taught photojournalist who began taking pictures more than twenty years ago at the age of forty. Although he has been on assignment around the world, he considers Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives, to be his main documentary project.

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Peter Ingrasselino lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and works as a registered nurse in a dialysis clinic. He gives his photographs to patients in hopes of making them smile.

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Julia McHugh is a single mother of two daughters who lives in Port Townsend, Washington. She works in a copy store for money and takes black-and-white photographs for the love of it.

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Cole Thompson manages private vocational colleges and lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado. His work has been published in Popular Photography, Photographer’s Forum, and B&W.

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Karen Tweedy-Holmes is coauthor of Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos (No Voice Unheard). She lives in New York City, although she vanishes into the Southwestern desert at every opportunity.

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On The Cover

Kevin Bubriski lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He took this month’s cover photograph in Nepal. The two girls, holding each other for warmth in the cool morning air, had been watching him photograph the landscape.

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