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Louis E. Bourgeois’s latest book, a collection of aphorisms titled Hosanna, is forthcoming from Xenos Books. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where he is editor and chief director of VOX Press, a publisher of avant-garde writing. He is engaged to artist and songwriter Betsy Chapman and father to six-year-old goddess Simone.
Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist. She is currently the writer-in-residence for the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. Her published works include People of the Whale: A Novel, Rounding the Human Corners, and Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World.
Megan Kruse lives in Missoula, Montana, where she is finishing her MFA and teaching first-year composition at the University of Montana. She collects unlikely stories and terrible jokes, and she always wears boots, no matter what the weather.
David Kupfer’s writing has appeared in Whole Earth, Yes!, and the Progressive. He lives in San Rafael, California, and is spending the winter sowing seeds, planting trees, and turning compost.
Alison Luterman’s second book of poems, See How We Almost Fly, was just published by Pearl Editions. She lives, teaches, and throws parties with her husband in Oakland, California.
Sarah Rakel Orton’s writing has been published in the Harrow, Mytholog, and the Summerset Review. She likes to cook meals with butternut squash, dye her hair pink, and read books about murderers. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and six cats.
Laura Pritchett’s most recent book is Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers (University of Oklahoma Press). She lives in northern Colorado, where she writes, teaches, works as an activist for rivers and open spaces, and tries to raise her two children to appreciate the full catastrophe of life.
Bethany Reid submitted her poems to The Sun because her massage therapist told her to. Her writing has appeared in the Santa Clara Review, Pontoon, and the anthology Cadence of Hooves (Yarroway Mountain Press). She lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband and three daughters.
Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.
Mark Smith-Soto directs the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has published two books of poetry, Our Lives are Rivers (University Press of Florida) and Any Second Now (Main Street Rag Press).
Tatjana Soli was born in Austria and now lives in Southern California with her artist husband. Her debut novel, The Lotus Eaters (St. Martin’s Press), will be published this summer.
Roy Arenella’s work has been published in the New York Times, Popular Photography, and the Village Voice. He lives in Greenwich, New York.
Tony Arpante takes photographs for pleasure and occasionally for money. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Tom Becker’s latest project is photographing the county fairs of northwest Iowa. He lives in Orange City, Iowa.
Perry Dilbeck is the author of The Last Harvest: Truck Farmers in the Deep South (University of Georgia Press), and his work has been published in B&W and Photographer’s Forum. He lives in Locust Grove, Georgia.
Elisecia Encalarde became interested in photography because she wanted to capture the shocking images of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. She now studies photography at Louisiana Tech University and lives in New Orleans.
Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the author of Kutuuka (Yellow Bird Press), a collection of photographs and drawings of and by the children at Saint Mary Kevin Orphanage in Uganda. Proceeds from sales of the book go to the orphanage through the Change the Truth Fund.
Char Marie Flood’s photographs have appeared in Kalliope and Shots. She lives in Chicago.
Edis Jurĉys is the author of a book of photographs titled Gijos (Thread). He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he collects vegetables from his garden every morning for a green breakfast drink.
Robyn McDaniels lives in Audubon, Minnesota.
Logan Mock-Bunting’s photographs have been published in the New York Times and Outside. He lives in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Mr. Stevo lives in Camp Meeker, California.
Marshall Surratt is a high-school teacher who lives in Flower Mound, Texas. He is working on a long-term photography project about loss and memory.
Cole Thompson’s photographs have been published in Focus, Popular Photography, and Photo Life. He manages private vocational colleges for a living and raises llamas at his ranch in Laporte, Colorado.
Valdomiro Peixoto lives with his wife in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he takes and retouches digital photographs for a living. He took this month’s cover photo in Singapore at Fort Canning Park, which was once the site of a colonial fortress. It was near dusk when the tree caught his eye.
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