Issue 383 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

November 2007

Writers

Ellery Akers lives in Point Reyes Station, California, and is the author of Knocking on the Earth (Wesleyan University Press). She is the winner of five national poetry awards, and her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Orion, and Ploughshares.

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Craig Childs lives with his wife and two sons in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado. He recently completed a descent of an uncharted river in Tibet: 180 miles of deep gorges, white water, and villagers aghast at his and his companions’ presence. He also enjoys long walks, the longest of which so far was 120 days in the Grand Canyon. His books include House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization across the American Southwest (Little, Brown and Company) and The Way Out: A True Story of Ruin and Survival (Back Bay Books).

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Sue Hubbell is the author of A Country Year and A Book of Bees (both Mariner Books), and her work has appeared in Smithsonian, the New Yorker, and Time. She lives on the coast of Maine and has been an academic librarian, a labor organizer, a draft counselor, a commercial beekeeper, and a farmer.

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Derrick Jensen is the author of A Language Older than Words, The Culture of Make Believe (both Chelsea Green), and Endgame (Seven Stories Press). He lives in Crescent City, California, where he works to protect salmon, lampreys, and other species.

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Brenda Miller is the author of Season of the Body (Sarabande Books) and has received four Pushcart Prizes. She serves as editor-in-chief of the Bellingham Review and is associate professor of English at Western Washington University.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Sybil Smith has been published in Dos Passos Review, Nimrod, the Harvard Review, and the MacGuffin. She lives in Norwich, Vermont.

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April Wilder’s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Southwest Review, and PRISM International. She’s currently working on a novel called I Think about You All the Time, Starting Tomorrow. She has recently moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where the people are so nice she’s not sure she trusts them. By way of warning, a co-worker pulled her aside and said, “Listen, people are just nice here. You’d better get used to it.”

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Photographers

Kent Behrens is a photographer who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. His work is currently being exhibited at Omaha’s Botanical Center.

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Beau Brashares is a photographer who works on Wall Street and lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children. He became obsessed with taking photos of the streets of New York City after September 11, 2001.

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Lesley Cecchi is a photographer who lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Susi Eggenberger takes photographs for nongovernmental organizations and nonprofits. She lives in Arundel, Maine.

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Bill Emory has been a dishwasher, janitor, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, and CAT-scan technologist. He has also been a photographer for thirty-five years. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Jennifer Esperanza is a photographer who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and collects vintage buttons. Her work has appeared in Mothering, Santa Fe Trend, and New Mexico Magazine.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein is a photographer who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and spends a lot of time in the hammock she received for her fiftieth birthday.

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Susie Forrester’s photographs have been published in the Photo Review and Hope magazine. She lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Jamie Hogan is a photographer who lives in Westfield, Massachusetts.

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Orah Moore is a photographer who observes loons from her kayak. She sells her images at her store, Haymaker Card and Gift, near her home in Hyde Park, Vermont.

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Sondra Peron is a photographer who prefers using vintage cameras, especially a Brownie Hawkeye from the 1940s. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Brian Peterson is a photographer who lives in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.

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John Rosenthal is a photographer who has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered since 1990. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Cole Thompson is a photographer and father of five who lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado, where he raises llamas. His work has been published in Focus, Photographer’s Forum, and Photo Life.

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Karen Tweedy-Holmes’s photographs have been published in the New York Times and National Geographic. She lives in New York City and devotes one day a week to a palomino horse named Lucky.

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On The Cover

Matt Nighswander lives with his wife and young son in Brooklyn, New York, and took this month’s cover photograph at the Bronx Zoo in 1998. He says he was struck by the African savannah scene painted on the concrete walls of the small enclosure, which seemed a cruel reminder of the life the giraffes might have lived in the wild.

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image © Gloria Baker Feinstein

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