Issue 31 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

October 1977

Writers

Jeffery Beame writes: “In a poem I wrote to Anaïs 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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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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Betsy Campbell Blackwell is a watery spirit. She becomes The Sun’s assistant editor this month. Betsy started writing for the magazine a year ago. She’s a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she took less than a lethal dose of journalism.

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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. Overall 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 M. Guy is now a contributing editor of The Sun. He is a former schoolteacher living in Durham and working as a librarian while 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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On The Cover

Editor and Publisher
Sy Safransky

Associate Editor
Priscilla Rich Safransky

Assistant Editor
Betsy Campbell Blackwell

Contributing Editors
Leaf Diamant
Karl Grossman
David Guy
Mike Mathers
David Searls
Richard Williams

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