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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

June 2007

Writers

Denise Gess is the author of two novels, Good Deeds and Red Whiskey Blues (both Crown). She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Lois Judson is the pseudonym of a writer whose work often appears in The Sun. She is presently obsessed with the decline of the honeybee and is thinking of using her makeup brushes as hand-held pollinators.

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James Kullander holds a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is editor-in-chief of publications at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Alison Luterman is working on a new play and some old poems. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Alex Mindt is the author of the story collection Male of the Species (Delphinium/HarperCollins) and is a winner of a 2006 Pushcart Prize. He has worked more than fifty jobs, from schoolteacher to truck driver to professional gambler. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Edwin Romond’s most recent book of poetry is Dream Teaching (Grayson Books). Forty years ago he played folk music as the opening act for comics in a New York City coffeehouse, until the owner decided that Romond’s singing was funnier than the acts. He lives in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania.

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Maggie Rowe lives in Newark, Delaware, where she is building a hexagonal writing hut with her husband’s help. She is seeking a publisher for her first book of poetry, Unlearning the Colors of Leaves.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Peter Selgin’s writing has appeared in Best American Essays 2006 (Houghton Mifflin), and he is the author of By Cunning & Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers (Writer’s Digest Books). He leads an annual writing workshop in Italy and lives in the Bronx, New York.

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Sparrow, who recently co-led a kvetching workshop, lives in Phoenicia, New York, with his wife and their daughter, who is fifteen and an existentialist. His most recent book is titled America: A Prophecy (Soft Skull Press).

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Leah Truth is the pseudonym of a writer who lives in western Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in writing and self-inquiry. She also maintains a private healing practice that combines hypnotherapy, shamanism, and Buddhism.

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Photographers

William Carter, who lives in Los Altos Hills, California, says he likes digital photography but loves the darkroom. More than 120 of his photographs have been acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Thomas Clark is a photographer who lives in Jamaica, New York.

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Ana Djordjevich has wanted to be published in The Sun ever since she took her first black-and-white photography class in 1999. She lives in San Francisco.

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Steve Donoso is a photographer and the director of the International Film Festival of the Spirit. He lives in Camden, Maine.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein has been taking pictures since she was three; in her family album is a photograph of herself photographing her stuffed bunny, which she had carefully propped up against a cardboard box. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Ethan Hubbard’s latest book, Salt Pork & Apple Pie (RavenMark), is a collection of essays and photographs celebrating a disappearing generation of farmers, loggers, and others who live close to the land. He lives in Chelsea, Vermont.

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Karen Keating is the director of Photoworks, Inc., a nonprofit photo-education program in Glen Echo, Maryland. She has traveled to Cuba four times and is working on a book of photographs of Cuban women.

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Dion Ogust lives in Woodstock, New York, and is a staff photographer for the Woodstock Times. Her portraits of writers and musicians have appeared on book and CD covers.

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Gary Oliveira teaches photography and art at Green River Community College and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Doug Rhinehart is a self-taught photographer who lives in Woody Creek, Colorado.

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Scott Streble has traveled on assignment to Europe, Africa, and Central America, taking photographs for the Salvation Army, Doctors without Borders, and the American Red Cross. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Mark Townsend is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Leah Vinluan has taken photographs in Nepal, India, Japan, Korea, and Morocco. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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On The Cover

Rita Bernstein has photographed her daughter extensively from the moment Joanna was born in 1987. “Like most portrait subjects,” Bernstein says, “Joanna scrutinized her appearance in the photos and never really warmed to the ones she found unflattering, though she would sometimes concede that it was a good picture.” The photograph on this month’s cover was taken on Joanna’s sixteenth birthday at their home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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