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Contributors

September 2002

Writers

Charlie Geer is a visiting professor of English at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. His work has recently appeared in Tin House and Bloomsbury Magazine.

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Adrianne Harun’s short-story collection, The King of Limbo, was published by the Overlook Press as part of the Sewanee Writers’ Series in 2001. A paperback edition will be published by Houghton Mifflin/Mariner Books in September 2002. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

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Greg King is an award-winning writer and activist who in 1987 discovered and named Headwaters Forest, which contains the world’s largest unprotected ancient redwood groves. King is currently executive director of the Smith River Project (www.smithriver-project.org), dedicated to protecting California’s wildest and most pristine major river. He lives in his native Sonoma County, California, where the hum of industry laps mercilessly at his doorstep.

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Christopher Locke is a New Hampshire native whose poetry has been featured in the Southeast Review, The Sun, and on NPR’s Morning Edition. His second collection of poems, Slipping under Diamond Light (Clamp Down Press), is currently available.

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John Rosenthal is a writer and photographer and radio commentator on NPR. A collection of his photographs of New York City, Regarding Manhattan, was published by Safe Harbor Books. His photographs — many of which have been published in The Sun — can be seen at www.johnrosenthal.com.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Ruth L. Schwartz’s newest book is Edgewater (HarperCollins), a 2001 National Poetry Series winner. She teaches at California State University, Fresno, and lives in Oakland.

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Mark Smith-Soto teaches Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His first full-length poetry collection, Our Lives Are Rivers, is due out next year from University Press of Florida.

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Cheryl Strayed recently completed her first novel, Torch, which is set in rural northern Minnesota, where she grew up. Her fiction and memoir have been published in Double Take, Nerve, Hope Magazine, and several anthologies, including Best New American Voices 2002 (Harvest), and Best American Essays 2002 (Mariner Books). She lives in Sheffield, Massachusetts, with her husband, the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, who fills her life with love.

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Photographers

Matthew Gray lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Duncan Green lives in Olympia, Washington.

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Michael Hacker lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Kim Hood lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Kim Indresano lives in San Francisco, California.

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Edis Jurčys lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Gina Kelly lives in Forestville, California.

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Alison Kriscenski lives in Burlington, Connecticut.

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Rebecca McBride lives in San Francisco, California.

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Brad Phalin lives in Marblehead, Ohio.

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Maggie Preston lives in Healdsburg, California.

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Gypsy Ray lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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Jenn Reidel lives in Vashon Island, Washington.

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Susan Rae lives in New York City.

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Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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On The Cover

The woman on the cover is photographer Ethan Hubbard’s neighbor Sarah. The two girls — also neighbors — are Gaia (center, with the basket) and Anna (far left). They are preparing to pick snap peas for a summer picnic on Sarah’s Udder Joy Farm in Washington, Vermont.

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