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Contributors

May 2009

Writers

Krista Bremer lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, with her husband and two children and works at The Sun. She dedicates her essay in this issue to her eight-year-old daughter, who toasted her parents’ belated wedding last year by saying: “I feel very lucky to be able to see my parents get married. Most kids don’t get to do that!”

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Akhim Yuseff Cabey lives in Columbus, Ohio. He was eight when he wrote his first story, called “The Unicorn,” about a mythological animal trying to escape two-legged creatures carrying metal sticks that shot fire. He received a Pushcart Prize in 2008 for his essay “Bang, Bang, in a Boy Voice,” which appeared in The Sun, and he has a blog page at mistertibbsafro.blogspot.com.

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Hermann Hesse

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Jeanne Lohmann has published eight collections of poetry and two books of prose, including Dancing in the Kitchen: A Prose Collection (Fithian Press) and Calls from a Lighted House: Poems (Daniel & Daniel Publishers). At nearly eighty-six, she relishes walks through her Olympia, Washington, neighborhood and remains active in the local poetry community.

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Amanda Rea lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she’s the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the Institute for Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Iowa Review, and Indiana Review. Her father, whose songwriting is described in her essay in this issue, will release his second album this summer.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Sam Wilson lives in northern California, where he sells bicycle parts for a living and is an MFA candidate in the low-residency program at Queens University of Charlotte. His fiction has been recently published or is forthcoming in Connecticut Review, Cold Mountain Review, Canteen, and Red Cedar Review.

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Angela Winter loves gray skies, bare trees, and songs sung in minor keys. She works at The Sun and lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, where she offsets her melancholic tendencies by searching for the sunny side of the street.

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Photographers

Daniel Amoni is a woodworker, photographer, and father — and the only person he knows who always carries a tape measure, a camera, and diapers. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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Roy Arenella’s photographs have been published in the New York Times, Popular Photography, and the Village Voice. He lives in Greenwich, New York.

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William Carter plays the clarinet and chairs the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Morgan Caufield lives in Occidental, California, with her dog Jasper and her cat Simon.

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Nancy Crute is a full-time social worker who assists Parkinson’s-disease patients. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Jennifer Esperanza’s work has been published in the New York Times, Shots, and National Geographic Adventure, and she has self-published a book of her photographs called Tears of Venus: It’s All the Goddess to Me at www.blurb.com. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein is the author of two books of photographs: Convergence and Among the Ashes (both Yellow Bird Press). She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Harold Feinstein is the author of seven books of photographs, including One Hundred Flowers, The Infinite Rose, and Foliage (all Bulfinch Press). His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York City. He lives in Merrimac, Massachusetts.

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Karen Landmann speaks twelve languages, including Sranan Tongo, the creole language of Suriname. She lives in New York City.

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Charity Neal lives with her husband and their three young children in Conway, Arkansas.

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Kristy Ralston considers herself lucky that she gets paid to photograph children.

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Ron Terner teaches photography at his own Focal Point Gallery in City Island, New York, where he lives with his family.

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Suzi Q. Varin is a self-described “punk-rock tomboy” who photographs weddings for a living.

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Harry Wilson lives in Bakersfield, California.

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On The Cover

Tom Sundro Lewis lives in Boulder, Colorado. About taking this month’s cover photo, he writes: “I didn’t have anyone handy that afternoon to photograph, so I picked myself, which presents its own challenges.” Lewis took many self-portraits, but he was most struck by this one. “I look as if I have died peacefully,” he says. He thinks of the image as his “death mask.”

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