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Contributors

May 2010

Writers

Liz Crain is a fiction and food writer living in Portland, Oregon. She recently tried to open her front door by pushing the unlock button on her car key. She pushed it so many times that she set the car alarm off. Her first book, Food Lover’s Guide to Portland, is due out this summer from Sasquatch Books.

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Robert Adámy Duisberg is a software engineer who teaches at Seattle University in Washington. He is also a composer and conductor and has had orchestral works performed by the Seattle and Flagstaff symphonies. He keeps bees on Bainbridge Island and commutes there from Seattle by kayak.

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M.F.K. Fisher

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Louis B. Jones is the author of the novels Ordinary Money (Penguin), Particles and Luck, and California’s Over (both Vintage), all of which are New York Times Notable Books. He lives in the Sierra Foothills of California and spends summers in Squaw Valley.

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Lyn Lifshin’s books of poetry include Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness, The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian (both Texas Review Press), and Another Woman Who Looks Like Me (Black Sparrow Press). She lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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Lou Lipsitz is working on a collection of poems about being a psychotherapist. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, near a very small lake that he visits frequently.

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Rahul Mehta’s debut short-story collection, Quarantine, is being published in India by Random House India this spring and in the U.S. and Canada by HarperPerennial in summer 2011. His fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Fourteen Hills, and New Stories from the South 2009: The Year’s Best. He lives in Alfred, New York, where he is working on a novel.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Sparrow lives with his wife, three roommates, and a dog in a 132-year-old house in Teaneck, New Jersey. He writes: “Those who read the contributors page looking for recipes will be delighted by my latest dish: millet, olives, roasted sunflower seeds, and nutritional yeast. To protect your teeth, use pitted olives!”

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Angela Winter keeps finding those twenty pounds she lost. When not working at The Sun, she pores through cookbooks, obsesses over her cilantro–cashew chutney, and searches for the perfect tempeh reuben. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, but dreams of returning to Paris — for the falafel in the Marais district.

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Photographers

Jessica Berkowitz takes family portraits for money and makes self-portraits and digital collages for fun. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and recently took in a stray cat who wakes her — and the neighbors — at 6 A.M.

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William Carter’s latest book of photographs, Causes and Spirits, is due out this year from Steidl, and more than 150 of his prints have been acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Mark Chester lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and contributes a twice-monthly column called “In My Mind’s Eye” to the Falmouth Bulletin. His photographs have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Charles Kuralt’s book Dateline America (Harcourt Brace).

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Rachel Elliott lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, with her husband and daughter and works at The Sun. She spends her spare time playing cornhole so that she’ll be ready to compete in the 2024 Olympic games.

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Nina Gerzon is a mother and artist living in Easthampton, Massachusetts, who does contact improvisational dance as often as she can. She hopes someday to get paid to travel the world and take photographs.

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Duncan Green lives in Olympia, Washington, where he takes photographs and repairs bicycles. He is coordinator of the Bicycle Commuting Contest and collects old French bikes.

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Matt Kollasch lives in Warsaw, Poland. His most recent photo essay is titled The Roma Foto Projekt and depicts the daily lives of the Roma (Gypsies) of Slovakia.

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Matthew Lapiska lives in Astoria, New York. He and his wife recently welcomed a new baby girl, who has already grown accustomed to having a camera track her every move.

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Miriam Romais is the executive director and editor for En Foco, a nonprofit that supports photographers of Latino, African, Asian, and Native American heritage. She is also an avid motorcyclist and lives in New York City.

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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.

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On The Cover

Frank Hamrick grew up in Georgia and now lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where he directs the photography program at Louisiana Tech University. He took this month’s cover photograph in his garden, which he says has helped him form a relationship with the Louisiana land. The woman holding the carrots is Elizabeth Claffey, who is also an accomplished photographer.

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