Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Ralph Earle runs the Carolina Bookshop in Sanford, North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, where he teaches part-time. His poems have appeared in The Sun, East West Journal, and elsewhere.
Paul Griffith wrote novels, plays and short stories until his death in 1983. He was the editor of Fellowship in Prayer.
Richard Grossinger is an anthropologist and author of many books, including Planet Medicine: From Stone-Age Shamanism to Post-Industrial Healing (Shambhala) and The Night Sky: The Science and Anthropology of the Stars and Planets (Sierra Club Books). He is co-publisher of North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, California, where he lives.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Sparrow lives in Brooklyn, New York. His latest dilemma is that he’s in love with a woman but, at the moment, he’s forgotten why. “My problem is I make everybody into God and when they fall out of being God I forget who they are. Ran into her Tuesday night in Tompkins Square Park, by chance, and I thought, ‘I am in love with this little stick of flesh? With this?’ (She is thin.) I haven’t quite emerged from this — even with her crying on my shoulder in the same park yesterday, her blonde hair like Goldie Hawn and Marilyn Monroe at once, her tender fingers on my beard. Ah, maybe I am too athletic about this love, afraid to let it sit. I’m definitely a Push the River type.”
Cover photograph taken from NASA Frame 35A72. This enlargement shows additional fine detail. Picture courtesy of Dr. Mark Carlotto, The Analytical Sciences Corporation.