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Lisa Bellamy’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in TriQuarterly, Fugue, and New Ohio Review. She has won the Fugue Poetry Prize and received honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007 (St. Martin’s Griffin). She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.
Andrew Boyd is the author of Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe and Life’s Little Deconstruction Book: Self-Help for the Post-Hip (both W.W. Norton). He is working on Pilgrimage to Nowhere, about a skeptic’s spiritual travels around the world. He is a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, an award-winning “subvertising” agency that creates videos for environmental and social-justice campaigns. He lives in New York City with his wee laptop.
Pema Chödrön is a fully ordained Tibetan Buddhist nun. After many years of studying with her teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she became the director of Gampo Abbey on Cape Breton Island in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the author of several books including When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times and Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears.
Arnie Cooper has written for Dwell, Esquire, the Ecologist, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he’s been spending much of his time trying to convince his Akita pup, Kenta, to stop eating rocks and wood chips.
Karl Taro Greenfeld’s latest book, Boy Alone: A Brother’s Memoir, about his autistic younger brother Noah, is due out in paperback from HarperPerennial this month and was a Washington Post Best Book of 2009. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Commentary, Southern Review, and Best American Short Stories 2009 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He recently moved to Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters to help care for his brother.
Erik Reece won the Sierra Club’s David R. Brower Award for his book Lost Mountain (Riverhead Books), about strip mining in the Appalachians. He’s also written a memoir about his Southern Baptist upbringing titled An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God (Riverhead Books). He is a writer-in-residence at the University of Kentucky, and his work has appeared in Harper’s, Orion, the Nation, and Oxford American.
Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.
Philip Terman’s latest poetry collection is Rabbis of the Air (Autumn House Press). He teaches at Clarion University and lives with his wife and two children in a former one-room schoolhouse outside of Barkeyville, Pennsylvania, where he strives to leaven his Jewish angst with fresh eggs from his neighbors’ chickens, the occasional full-moon drumming circle, and the manure he gets for his garden from the horse farm down the road.
Genie Zeiger was a longtime contributor to The Sun who lived in Shelburne, Massachusetts. She died on December 24, 2009.
Roy Arenella’s photographs have been published in Popular Photography, the New York Times, and the Village Voice. He lives in Greenwich, New York.
William Carter’s latest book of photographs, Causes and Spirits, is due out this year from Steidl. He serves as the chair of the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation and lives in Los Altos Hills, California.
G. Alan Myers lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is working on a photography project about the people, culture, and landscape of the deep South.
Judy Nisenholt teaches English as a second language and studies Italian and Japanese. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Laura Noel dislikes being photographed but endures it so as not to be hypocritical. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Markham Starr is the author of Against the Tide: The Commercial Fishermen of Point Judith (Flat Hammock Press), and his photographs have appeared in LensWork. He lives in North Stonington, Connecticut.
Cole Thompson’s work has been published in B&W, Focus, and Popular Photography. He manages private vocational colleges and lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado, where he raises llamas.
Thomas Tulis lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Harry Wilson is a retired photography teacher who lives in Bakersfield, California.
Lisa Wiltse’s work has appeared in Time, PRIVATE: International Review of Photographs, and the Sydney Morning Herald. She lives in Weston, Connecticut, and is currently traveling and taking photographs in Bolivia.
Kristin Capp lives in Brooklyn, New York. She took this month’s cover photo on Copacabana Beach while she was living in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003. The photo is part of a series that will be published in her book Brasil (Galerie Photo4) later this year.
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