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Contributors

May 2005

Writers

Eric Anderson is a fiction writer and poet who lives in Elyria, Ohio. He once watched Walking Tall with his grandmother, who kept track of how many times the actors cursed. “That’s one!” she said. “That’s two!”

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Arnie Cooper lives in Santa Barbara, California, and is a freelance journalist covering environmental issues, organic farming, and technology. His writing has appeared in Orion, the Ecologist, and Backpacker.

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Norman Fischer is a Zen priest and poet who lives in Muir Beach, California. A former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, he is the founder of the Everyday Zen Foundation and the author of Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up (Harper-SanFrancisco). His latest book of poetry is Slowly but Dearly (Chax Press).

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Hillary Grace is the pseudonym of a writer who has contributed many times to The Sun.

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After teaching writing and literature for thirty-five years, poet Tom Hansen has retired to ten acres of ponderosa-covered, deer-inhabited, turkey-scavenged land outside Custer City, South Dakota. His work has appeared in Art Times, Cottonwood, and the Explicator.

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Richard Lehnert lives in northern New Mexico with his wife. His poems are forthcoming in Chautauqua Literary Journal and Zone 3. His book of poems, A Short History of the Usual, was published by Backwaters Press in 2003.

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Nathan Alling Long lives and teaches in Richmond, Virginia, and is a frequent contributor to Readers Write. For five years he was the fiction editor of RFD, a journal about rural gay life, and he’s currently working on a novel about a child of indeterminate gender growing up in small-town America.

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Edwin Romond’s latest book of poetry is Dream Teaching (Grayson Books). He is a retired teacher and lives in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Mary, and their son, Liam.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Laura Van Etten has worked at women’s shelters in New York, Arizona, and Colorado. She currently lives in Fort Collins and teaches at Colorado State University.

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Photographers

Rita Bernstein is a photographer and former civil-rights attorney living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Ryan Fox is a photographer living in Portland, Oregon. His travel photography has appeared in the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Thailand and Bangkok.

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Bill Franson is a professional photographer who lives in Byfield, Washington. He’s currently working on a photographic series about adopting a son from St. Petersburg, Russia, and how the process has transformed his family.

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Anders Goldfarb is a photographer living in Brooklyn, New York.

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Elli Gurfinkel is a photojournalist and wedding photographer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Gina Kelly is a photographer living in Santa Rosa, California.

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Photographer Lewis Koch still finds the world an amazing place. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Christopher Lopez is a photographer from New Paltz, New York.

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Toby Maloy lives in Carnation, Washington, and his hobbies include woodworking, snowboarding, and growing his own food. He hopes to someday earn more than 10 percent of his income from photography.

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Robyn McDaniels is a photographer living in Audubon, Minnesota.

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Photographer Gypsy Ray lives outside of Kilkenny City, Ireland. She teaches part time at Ormonde College and Burren College of Art.

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Carol Samour lives with her husband and two cats in Germantown, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Her photographs have appeared in Antietam Review and Shots.

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Mark Townsend is a photographer living in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jerry N. Uelsmann is a photographer living in Gainesville, Florida. His latest book of photographs is Referencing Art (Nazraeli Press).

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On The Cover

Reinhard Gorn is a native of Berlin, Germany. He left a career as a social worker in 1982 and has made a living from photography ever since. He teaches and does commercial work to pay the bills, but prefers to take photographs of street scenes, a genre he calls “city investigations.” He took this month’s cover photograph in the summer of 1993 at Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse Railway Station. He writes, “I’ve photographed several broken clocks over the years, but never one that was broken in such a beautiful way. Not one piece had fallen to the ground. The clock, dignified, held itself together beyond its own death.”

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