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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

October 1977

Writers

Jeffery Beame writes: “In a poem I wrote to Anais Nin at her entrance into her next existence, I said: ‘and in this city/the likenesses were of all fire/of all fire/watery with spirits/swimming in a body/a body of uprising and purples/a body of faces/we, the seduced/are given’ You, the Sun, have seduced us. Congratulations on your press!”

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Betsy Campbell-Blackwell is a watery spirit.

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Jack Bowen writes: “It’s a struggle to stay honest and concise.”

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Lawrence Bullock lives in Durham.

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Christopher Bursk is from Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania.

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David C. Childers is an artist-in-residence in Shelby, North Carolina who’s just had his first child. He writes: “I feel a little sorry for those people who don’t ever want children . . . parenthood brings out the best — and the worst — in you. Over-all it tempers you in a way few things, save war and spiritual enlightenment, can.”

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Cary Fowler is co-director of the Agricultural Resources Center in Chapel Hill, which is concerned with the world food problem.

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Richard Gess says “making up things comes much easier to me than dealing with the asymmetricalities of facts.”

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Karl Grossman is the editor of the Island News Service, in Long Island, New York.

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David Guy is a former schoolteacher living in Durham and putting the finishing touches to his second novel.

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Ron Howard is a photographer who lives in Raleigh.

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Barry Jacobs is working on a novel, The Dog Man.

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Lucia Peck divides her time between her home in Pittsboro and Bob’s Ice Cream Shop in Chapel Hill.

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Sy Safransky feeds the fire.

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David Searls invented the modern-day rainbow in 1954.

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C. A. Taormina lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he writes novels, stories, essays, and book reviews, some of which have been published in The Times of Charlottesville and the now-defunct Harper’s Weekly.

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David Terrenoire lives near the railroad tracks in Efland, where he dreams of quiet and an acceptance from The New Yorker.

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Gary Thaxton lives in Alamance County.

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Enrique Vega plays with real illusions.

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Richard Williams has a new book of poems out, Savarin.

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