The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Julie Burke is The Sun’s art director. When not at work, she spends her free time writing, designing book covers, playing with her dog Jack, and reading; often, each activity gives her a new understanding of the nature of kindness, beauty, suffering, and love.
Robert Danberg’s poems and reviews have appeared in Ploughshares, Kerem, and Cortland Review. He lives in Ithaca, New York, and teaches at Cornell University.
Tim Farrington is the author of Blues for Hannah (out of print) and The California Book of the Dead (Washington Square Press). He lives in the wilds of Pungo, Virginia, with his wife, Claire, and a cat named Pangur Ban.
Barbara Hurd’s work appears in Best American Essays 1999 (Houghton Mifflin). Her first book, Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination, is due out this month from Beacon Press. She teaches and lives in Frostburg, Maryland.
Derrick Jensen’s most recent book is A Language Older Than Words (Context). He lives in Crescent City, California.
Alison Luterman is eagerly awaiting the April publication of her first book of poems, The Largest Possible Life, from Cleveland University Press. She lives in Oakland, California.
Sylvia Mullen-Tohill is a fiction writer who lives in Cave Junction, Oregon. She says her story in this issue is “one of many I’d never have written if I’d acted like an adult and stayed in Kansas.” Walking to Cotapaxi, a collection of her stories set in southwest Colorado, is slated for publication in the summer.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Karen Cunningham is a photographer living in New York City.
Rachel J. Elliott
Kezia J. Scales