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Contributors

June 2008

Writers

Poe Ballantine believes that singing, laughing, and memorizing beloved poems should take the place of antidepressants. He lives in Chadron, Nebraska.

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Austin Bunn is a native of New Jersey who now lives in the “horse country, bourbon country, country country” of Louisville, Kentucky. He is the Axton Fellow in Fiction at the University of Louisville and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and One Story.

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Dane Cervine lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he is chief of children’s mental health for his county. He found his calling when he quit his job at a tomato cannery and started working at a psychiatric hospital. His latest book of poetry is The Jeweled Net of Indra (Plain View Press).

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Zane Kotker lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is about to leave for Morocco despite an astrological forecast of big trouble. Her most recent novel is Try to Remember (Random House).

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Steve Kowit sent the army a letter of resignation in 1969 and was visited soon after by army intelligence officers with a tape recorder. He later received a transcript of his interview that the army wanted him to sign. A San Francisco lawyer said his testimony was excellent — and that he should get out of town fast. Kowit and his wife spent the next several years in Mexico. He now lives in Potrero, California.

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David Kupfer’s first act of patriotism as a child was creating ceramic artwork adorned with peace symbols and antiwar slogans. Ten years later he was arrested while nonviolently advocating for nuclear disarmament. He divides his time between northern California and a small organic farm in Snohomish, Washington.

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Jack Paris is the pseudonym of a writer and full-time house painter who lives in California but grew up in Hawaii and still thinks of it as “home.”

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Edwin Romond was a high-school English teacher for thirty-two years and is now a visiting author in Pennsylvania and New Jersey schools. His latest book of poems is Dream Teaching (Grayson Books).

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Dana Wildsmith teaches English as a second language to adults. She is the author of four books of poetry and lives in Bethlehem, Georgia, where she works to preserve her 125-year-old family farm in the midst of encroaching development.

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Photographers

Amanda Allen lives in Seattle, Washington, where she tends bar and photographs musical performances for a local radio station.

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Cynthia Bittenfield lives in New York City.

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Beau Brashares was in Berlin when the wall was torn down, in Prague for the Velvet Revolution, in San Francisco when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit, and in New York City on September 11, 2001, and he didn’t take photographs of any of it. He lives in New York City.

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James Carroll lives in New York City.

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Marshall Clarke’s photographs have appeared in Photographer’s Forum and the Photo Review. He lives in Butler, Maryland.

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Martin Fishman lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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John Free began taking photographs more than forty years ago while in the marine corps. He now teaches photography and restores classic cars and antique wooden sailboats in Tujunga, California.

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James Hannibal’s work has appeared in CdA magazine and the Puck Review. He lives in Rathdrum, Idaho, and believes that one of the best times to take pictures is when the weather is at its worst.

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Nate Howard recently traveled to Kosovo to take photographs. He lives in Austin, Minnesota.

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Michele A. Hubbs’s photographs have been published in Shots. She lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she consumes chocolate in criminal quantities.

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Margaret Luckey-Helenius works half the year as a private cook and spends the other half traveling and taking photographs. She lives in Mastic Beach, New York.

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Gary Matson’s photographs have appeared in American Photo and Rolling Stone. He lives in Sunnyside, New York.

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John McDermott began his career as a photojournalist for the Associated Press but now primarily takes fine-art photographs of nudes. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Anna Kaufman Moon’s photographs have been published in Newsweek, Life, and the New York Times. She lives in Cobleskill, New York, where she grows peas, lettuce, and chives.

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Carol Samour’s photographs have been published in Potomac Review and Shots. She lives in Germantown, Maryland.

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Harry Wilson is retired after teaching photography at Bakersfield College for thirty-four years. He lives in Bakersfield, California.

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On The Cover

Jason Innes lives with his wife and children in Longmont, Colorado. He took this month’s cover photograph of his nephew Declan on a hot June day as the boy played in his backyard in Johnson, Vermont.

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