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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

December 2007

Writers

James Kullander lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and is editor-in-chief of print and online publications at Omega Institute.

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Adrie Kusserow is chair of the department of cultural anthropology at St. Michael’s College and the author of a book of poems, Hunting Down the Monk (BOA Editions). She and her husband, who live in Underhill, Vermont, founded the nonprofit New Sudan Education Initiative (www.nesei.org) to build schools in South Sudan. The Initiative’s first secondary school for girls is scheduled to open there next April.

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Margaret McMullan is the author of five novels, including When I Crossed No-Bob (Houghton Mifflin) and In My Mother’s House (Picador). She is a professor of English at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, where she raises tomatoes and basil every summer with her husband and son.

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Matthew M. Quick’s first novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, is forthcoming from Sarah Crichton Books, and his work has appeared in the Black Warrior Review, Meridian, and the Portland Review. He lives with his wife and their rescued greyhound in Collingswood, New Jersey.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Luc Saunders is assistant to the editor at The Sun. He lives with his girlfriend in Carrboro, North Carolina, and has two cats, both of whom seem to be more skilled at meditation than he is.

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Heather Sellers is the author of several poetry collections, a children’s book, and a short-story collection titled Georgia Under Water (Sarabande Books). She teaches creative writing at Hope College and lives in Holland, Michigan.

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Janine Pommy Vega is the author of twenty books of poetry and prose. Her most recent book of poems is The Green Piano (Black Sparrow Books). She has performed her work — in English and Spanish, with and without music — at festivals, nightclubs, college campuses, and prisons. She lives in Bearsville, New York.

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Reneé Watabe works in an emergency room as a patient advocate, and her hobbies include cultivating her butterfly garden and trying to replicate the cheese omelet she once tasted in Paris. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and can be found in the anthology Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion (Three Rivers Press), edited by Daniel Jones. A divorced mother of three, she lives in Verona, New Jersey.

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Photographers

Debra Baida lives in San Francisco. Photography has been her passion since she was four, when she sat on a stool in her father’s darkroom and watched images appear on paper floating in trays of liquid.

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James Carroll lives in New York City. After more than thirty years of work in photography-related fields, he is now semiretired and concentrating on photography projects of his own.

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Jeffrey Hersch is a photographer who has unloaded cod from fishing boats and mucked out horse stalls. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Clemens Kalischer was born in Bavaria, raised in Paris, and educated at the Cooper Union School and the New School in New York City. He lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and has been taking photographs for sixty years.

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Gina Kelly, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been taking photographs of her family and friends for more than fifteen years. Her work has been published in Hope, Shots, and Ascent.

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Michael V. Limbert is a photographer who plays with the band Fortune & Maltese. He lives in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Gary Oliveira is a photographer who lives in Seattle, Washington, and teaches art at Green River Community College. His work has appeared in Culturefront and Public Culture.

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Carol Samour lives with her husband and two cats in Germantown, Maryland. Her photography has been published in Kalliope, the Antietam Review, and the Potomac Review.

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Scott Streble received a Kodak Purchase Award for his photography work with Doctors without Borders. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Cole Thompson lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado, where he has raised llamas as well as five children. His work has appeared in B&W, Popular Photography, and Photographer’s Forum.

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Jerry Uelsmann’s photographs have been exhibited in more than one hundred individual shows. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, and his latest book of photographs is titled Other Realities (Bulfinch Press).

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On The Cover

Randall Richards is a photographer and screenwriter who lives in Culver City, California. He took this month’s cover photograph five years ago in Georgia at the home of two extremely proud grandparents, who were seeing their granddaughter off to a dance recital.

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