Issue 301 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine
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January 2001


Poe Ballantine is director of creative writing at the Lily Liver Yachting College. He is the recipient of a Cary Grant, a Lou Grant, and the coveted Ulysses S. Grant.


Ellen Bass has published four volumes of poetry, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Ms., and Nimrod. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.


Julie Burke is a writer living in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Her dog Jack, a giant chocolate lab, pees on most of her male visitors.


Jennifer Grow is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. One of her stories was recently nominated for Best New American Voices (Harcourt Brace).


Lyn Lifshin’s latest book of poems is Before It’s Light (Black Sparrow Press). She lives in Vienna, Virginia.


Alison Luterman has a new book of poetry, The Largest Possible Life (Cleveland State University Press). She lives in Oakland, California.


Stephanie Mills is the author of In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land (Beacon Press). She is currently at work on her next book, titled Epicurean Simplicity.


Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.


Gail Grenier Sweet lives with her family on ten acres in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Her most recent book is Calling All Horses (The Little Syndicate). She follows the “seamless garment” life ethic — no violence to earth or humans — and is the founder of HOPE Network for Single Mothers, an alternative to abortion.


Rita Townsend is a longtime student of Buddhism and a lover of words and other wild things. She recently returned to her native habitat in the San Joaquin Valley of California.


On The Cover

Jason Langer is a photographer living in San Francisco.


Sy Safransky

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