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Contributors

December 2009

Writers

Alice Bradley lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of one of the top-ranked parenting blogs on the Web (www.finslippy.com) and co-creator of the website Let’s Panic about Babies!  (www.lets-panic.com). Her writing has been published in the Berkeley Fiction Review, Fence, and Good Housekeeping.

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Alan Davis grew up in Louisiana, where, according to a sign in front of Poche’s Market, “everything on a hog is good.” He now lives in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he teaches in the MFA program at Minnesota State University and serves as senior editor of New Rivers Press. He is the author of two story collections, Rumors from the Lost World and Alone with the Owl (both New Rivers Press), and has recently completed a third.

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Janice Deal’s stories have appeared in Ontario Review, the Carolina Quarterly, and StoryQuarterly, and she is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award for prose. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois, where she watches zombie movies with her husband and makes dioramas with her daughter.

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Florin Ion FirimiȚã is an artist, filmmaker, and writer who traces his interest in art to his father’s photo lab in Romania, where at the age of six he was entrusted with mixing dangerous chemicals and printing photographs. When not sunbathing in southern France, he battles snowstorms in Winchester, Connecticut.

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Tony Hoagland’s very American trajectory has included Zen, the Grateful Dead, AA, and other landmarks of his generation. His most recent poetry collections are What Narcissism Means to Me (Graywolf Press) and Little Oceans (Hollyridge Press), and a new collection, Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, will be published by Graywolf next month. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize, the Mark Twain Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches writing at the University of Houston in Texas.

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Jeremy Lloyd lives in Townsend, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains. Due west, south, and east of his home are forests containing some of the richest biodiversity on the continent. Due north is good beer. He is at work on a novel.

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Dave Lucas reviews poetry for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and is the recipient of a Discovery/The Nation Poetry Prize. He divides his time between Cleveland, Ohio, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is working toward a PhD in English.

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Richard Nelson

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Photographers

Lauren Blalock lives in Quitman, Louisiana, and is a photography student at Louisiana Tech University.

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Martin Fishman lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Sharon Lee Hart lives and teaches photography in Nashville, Tennessee. She is working on a photography project about farm-animal sanctuaries.

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Robert Hecht’s photographs have been published in B&W and Lenswork. He lives in San Rafael, California.

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Igor Malijevský is a photographer, poet, and short-story writer living in the Czech Republic.

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Julia McHugh is a transcriber, a part-time nanny, and a single mother to two daughters. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

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Logan Mock-Bunting’s photographs have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, and National Geographic Adventure. He lives in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where he surfs and feeds the sea gulls.

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Jennifer Spelman wanted to be an FBI agent when she was ten but has since settled on being a photographer. Her work has been published in B&W and Rangefinder. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Leslie Stroope is a belly dancer and photographer living in Portland, Oregon.

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Marilyn Szabo loves the water but lives in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Cole Thompson lives in Laporte, Colorado, where he raises llamas. His photographs have been published in B&W, Focus, and Photo Life.

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On The Cover

Markham Starr’s cover photograph of Rhode Island floating-trap fishermen is part of his photo essay in this issue. His book Against the Tide: The Commercial Fishermen of Point Judith is forthcoming from Flat Hammock Press. He lives in North Stonington, Connecticut.

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