Issue 315 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

March 2002

Writers

When not walking in the wilderness or traveling to perform his poems, Antler lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the author of the poetry collections Factory (City Lights) and Last Words (Ballantine). His latest volume is Selected Poems. A longer version of his poem in this issue will appear in September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, due out in May from Maryland’s Etruscan Press.

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Joseph Bathanti teaches English at Mitchell College in Statesville, North Carolina, where he is also writer-in-residence. He is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which, This Metal (Saint Andrews Press), was nominated for the National Book Award. His latest work is a novel, East Liberty (Banks Channel Books).

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David James Duncan is the author of two novels, The River Why and The Brothers K, as well as a collection of stories and memoirs titled River Teeth (all Bantam). His most recent work is a book of essays, My Story as Told by Water (Sierra Club). He lives with his family beside a Montana trout stream and travels the U.S., lecturing on wilderness, the writing life, fly-fishing, and the nonreligious literature of faith.

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Jeff Gundy is the author of three books of poems, most recently Rhapsody with Dark Matter (Bottom Dog). He also has two nonfiction books, A Community of Memory (Illinois) and the forthcoming Scattering Point: The World in a Mennonite Eye (SUNY). He has taught English at Bluffton College in northwest Ohio for almost two decades and is turning fifty in 2002 “with as little grace as I can muster.”

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Derrick Jensen’s most recent book is The Culture of Make-Believe (Context Books). He recently put out a live spoken-word CD called Standup Tragedy. He lives in Crescent City, California, where he works to improve the habitat of California red-legged frogs and coho salmon.

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Alison Luterman is a poet and essayist living in Oakland, California, where she teaches creative-writing classes in her living room. Her book of poetry The Largest Possible Life is available from Cleveland State University Press.

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Jaime O’Neill is a teacher, writer, and author of four books who lives in Sacramento, California. He has also been a small-town newspaper editor and self-syndicated humor columnist. His first book, What Do You Know?, was recently reissued by Random House, and his work has appeared in the Threepenny Review, the Crabcreek Review, Newsweek, and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He likes to play down his accomplishments, however, saying, “I’m at the age where I’m no longer working on a résumé; I’m working on my obituary.”

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Anna M. Warrock lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she writes poetry, gardens in the city, and loves shyly, but without restraint.

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Photographers

Rita Bernstein lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Cary Clifford lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Elizabeth Crews lives in Berkeley, California.

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Karen Landmann lives in New York City.

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Martin D. Mitchinson lives in San Diego, California.

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Marvin W. Schwartz lives in New York City.

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Kerry St. Ours lives in Northport, New York.

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Gregory Thorp lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Eric Wargo lives in Griffin, Georgia.

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Harry Wilson lives in Bakersfield, California.

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On The Cover

“This photograph was taken in 1999 when my friend’s son was nine. It was part of a larger series made in settings reminiscent of my childhood in Kentucky. I used Polaroid film so he could see the images we were getting. Gradually, the project became a joint effort. He’s twelve now and nursing a dirt-bike injury. We’re still friends.” — Louanne Watley

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image © Mark Townsend

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