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Krista Bremer is The Sun’s circulation director. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, with her husband, Ismail, and their daughter, Aliya, who is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a baby brother in July.
Kurt Brown lives in New York and teaches part time at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of five poetry chapbooks and four full-length collections, including Heaven and Earth (Four Way Books), Fables from the Ark (Custom Words), and Future Ship (Story Line Press). He is also the editor of the anthologies Drive, They Said: Poems about Americans and Their Cars (Milkweed Editions) and Verse & Universe: Poems about Science and Mathematics (Milkweed Editions).
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).
Jim Guinness lives in Marlborough, Massachusetts, where he teaches high-school math and performs music for contra dances. In his spare time he ponders the future of humanity and wonders how to make quadratic equations fun for fourteen-year-olds.
Alison Luterman is deep in prayer in her backyard in Oakland, California. Her newest book of poems, See How We Almost Fly, is due out later this year.
Laura A. Munson lives with her husband and children in Whitefish, Montana, where she writes even on sunny days when she’d rather be outside playing with her horses.
Michelle Orange is a Toronto writer and ex-TV producer. She currently lives in New York City and is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Salon.com, and her radio work has been broadcast on the CBC and the BBC. She loves her dad, who recently completed a jigsaw puzzle depicting Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Mithran Somasundrum was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in London, England. He currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he works in a university electrochemistry lab. His short stories have recently appeared in Inkwell, Natural Bridge, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
Amy Wilson volunteered in Malawi, Africa, for the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (www.thegaia.org). She lives in Oakland, California, and is embarking on a film project about the impact of global warming on indigenous communities in the Arctic.
Roy Arenella is a self-taught photographer who lives in New York City. A selection of his photographs can be found online in the photography section of www.impassioned.net.
Alan Bailey is a photographer and writer who lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Jon Caputo is a documentary and travel photographer. While living in Seattle, he worked for Real Change, a newspaper focusing on issues of poverty and homelessness. He now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brian Ferguson is a staff photographer for the Charleston Gazette in West Virginia.
Char Marie Flood is a freelance photographer who considers herself blessed to live in the great city of Chicago.
Robert Hecht is a photographer living in San Francisco. He has learned that it takes a lot of looking before one can truly see the ordinary.
Melanie Litchfield lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and studied photography at Randolph Community College in Asheboro.
Robert K. Paxson is an amateur photographer living in St. Joseph, Michigan. He is seeking a publisher for a book of photographs.
Kelly Povo lives in a cabin in Lakeville, Minnesota. When she was seven years old, she saved up five hundred Bazooka bubblegum wrappers and sent away for a free camera. She’s been taking photographs ever since.
In a last-ditch stand against encroaching technology, Doug C. Rhinehart still takes photographs with an old-fashioned 4x5 view camera and loves to print his own negatives. He lives near Woody Creek, Colorado.
Photographer Cole P. Thompson lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado.
Nolan Wells is a photographer who lives in Chicago.
Photographer Harry Wilson is a professor of art at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California.
Jennifer Warren is a photographer living in New York City. Her photo on this month’s cover was taken in Uganda, Africa, in 2002. The boy is silhouetted in the doorway of a new school paid for in part by the aid organization Cultural Survival (www.culturalsurvival.org). Prior to the new school being built, children sat a hundred to a class in buildings with crumbling walls and leaky roofs.
Editorial & Photo
Rachel J. Elliott