In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Heather Brittain Bergstrom’s poetry has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Clackamas Literary Review. She lives in Yuba City, California, and has a short story forthcoming in the anthology Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters (Hourglass Books).
Michael Chitwood’s latest book, Gospel Road Going, won the 2003 Roanoke-Chowan Award for the best book of poetry by a North Carolinian. He lives in Chapel Hill.
John Hodgen teaches writing at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. His latest book, Bread Without Sorrow (Lynx House Press), won the 2002 Balcones Poetry Prize. He reports, however, that none of his poems are as beautiful as his one-year-old granddaughter, Grace Taylor.
Writer Greg King lives with his family in the Salmon Mountains of northern California.
Alison Luterman performs with the improvisational theater troupe Wing It! and is currently teaching a course on the personal essay for the Writing Salon in San Francisco. She also will lead workshops for Sun readers at the magazine’s West Coast weekend retreat in October.
Tim Melley lives in Cincinnati and teaches American literature at Miami University of Ohio. He is the author of Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America (Cornell University Press), and his stories have appeared in the Threepenny Review, Columbia, the Mississippi Review, and Epoch. He has also read his work from The Sun on Public Radio International’s This American Life.
Jaime O’Neill writes regularly for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee. He hopes to continue writing and teaching for a long time, though he is significantly more than half finished. He lives in Magalia, California.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Jeffrey Sawyer is in the Pacific Northwest. The excerpts that appear in this issue are from an unpublished book he has written.
Genie Zeiger lives in Shelburne, Massachusetts, where she teaches poetry and leads creative-writing workshops in her home and at senior centers, public schools, and hospice programs.
Velvy Appleton is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rita Bernstein is a photographer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Brigitte Carnochan lives in Portola Valley, California, and teaches photography at Maine Photographic Workshops, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Stanford University. Her floral studies are currently on exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
James Carroll is a photographer living in New York City.
Photographer Susi Eggenberger lives in Arundel, Maine, and worked as a registered nurse for twenty-two years.
Bill Emory started taking photographs in the summer of 1968. Since then, he’s been a farm laborer, dishwasher, janitor, retail clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, and CAT-scan technologist — whatever it takes to buy film. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Patricia Griffin is an amateur photographer who lives in Ashland, Oregon.
Jeffrey Hersch lives in Denver, Colorado. As he ages, he finds himself taking more photographs of cold, dark places.
Joel Jensen lives in Summerland, California, where he photographs steam locomotives and railroad depots.
Carol H. MacLeod is a photographer, psychiatric nurse, educator, and grandmother of four. She lives in Maine, where she says there is “an extremely strong and supportive arts community.”
John Rosenthal is a photographer, writer, and public-radio commentator living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Errol Sawyer is an American photographer living in Amsterdam, Holland. His work has appeared in Vogue, New York magazine, and Working Woman.
Sharon Seligman lives in Spicewood, Texas, with three cats, three dogs, a cow, and a macaw. After a confrontation with breast cancer, she gave up her day job to pursue her passion for photography.
Photographer Laurie Sermos lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Clemens Kalischer was born in Bavaria, raised in Paris, and educated at the Cooper Union School and the New School in New York City. He photographed these boys roughhousing in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1951. Kalischer currently lives in Stockbridge, where he maintains the Image Photos Library, a collection of more than half a million pictures.
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Rachel J. Elliott