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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

October 2004

Writers

Eric Anderson is a poet who lives in Elyria, Ohio. He doesn’t own a gun, which is probably a good thing.

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Michelle Cacho-Negrete is a retired social worker living in Wells, Maine, where she leads creative-writing workshops. She has received the Hope Award for creative nonfiction and twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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Rebecca T. Godwin is the author of the novels Private Parts (Longstreet Press) and Keeper of the House (St. Martin’s Press). Her fiction has appeared in Paris Review, Crescent Review, South Carolina Review, Carve, Epoch, and elsewhere. She lives in Eagle Bridge, New York, and teaches at Bennington College.

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Writer Greg King lives with his family in the Salmon Mountains of northern California.

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Manuel Martinez teaches composition and video-making at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, where he lives with his wife and son. His short stories have appeared in Blackbird, the Quarterly, and Bridge.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Sparrow is a poet and the founder of the East Village Militia, which hands out free books in front of appliance stores to stop people from buying televisions. He lives in Phoenicia, New York.

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Claude Anshin Thomas went to Vietnam at the age of eighteen and came home a decorated combat veteran. Today he is a monk in the Soto Zen tradition and an active speaker and Zen teacher in the United States and Europe. He is also the founder of the Zaltho Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes peace and nonviolence. He lives in Florida.

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Genie Zeiger is a poet and essayist living in Shelburne, Massachusetts. Although her essays have appeared in The Sun for more than ten years, this is the first time we’ve published her poetry. Her upcoming book of poems, Radio Waves, is due out from White Pine Press in 2005.

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Photographers

Donald Brown is a photographer living in Hilo, Hawaii.

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James Carroll is a photographer who lives in New York City.

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Leaf Cervelli is a nomadic photographer, musician, carpenter, self-styled food-gatherer, and environmental activist who currently lives on the West Coast.

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Marshall Clarke is a freelance photographer living in Baltimore, Maryland. With the American Friends Service Committee, he helped create an after-school program that teaches children photography and social justice.

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Martin Fishman is a photographer living in Brooklyn, New York.

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Susie Forrester is a fine-art photographer specializing in weddings and portraits. She lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and is currently taking a break from teaching to stay at home with her daughter.

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Kevin Gray is a photographer living in Augusta, Maine.

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Duncan Green took his first photograph in YMCA camp at the age of eleven. He’s currently the staff photographer for the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Lewis Koch has been a documentary photographer for twenty-five years. His most recent project is a web-based exhibit titled “Touchless Automatic Wonder.” He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Karen Morgan is a photographer living in Richmond, Virginia.

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A disabled Vietnam veteran and addict-in-recovery, Dan New calls himself an “artist-survivor.” He lives in Albany, New York, and has been a photographer for more than twenty-five years.

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Richard Robinson is an award-winning photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. His work has appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and the Washington Post Magazine. He has won the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Travel Photography.

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Linda Smogor is a photographer living in Eugene, Oregon.

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Suzi Q. Varin is a Los Angeles-based photographer who enjoys photographing buildings, food, and weddings.

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Eric Wargo writes, “I am a recent PhD in anthropology, and therefore unemployed.” He lives in Griffin, Georgia, and takes photographs with plastic toy cameras.

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Hiroshi Watanabe is a photographer and former television-commercial producer living in Hollywood, California.

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On The Cover

We don’t know the story behind this month’s cover photo, which photographer Hella Hammid sent to us before her death in 1992. Hammid was born in Germany, taught photography at UCLA, and worked as a freelancer for Life, Ebony, and the New York Times. She contributed to the influential photography book The Family of Man, and her photographs have appeared on the cover of The Sun nineteen times.

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