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Contributors

September 2011

Writers

Eric Anderson has a book of poems forthcoming from Kattywompus Press. He lives in Elyria, Ohio.

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Arnie Cooper wonders if teaching English as a second language is affecting his speaking ability: he often lapses into foreign accents without realizing it. Luckily his writing remains unscathed — or, at least, his editors are being polite. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Kathleen Founds has worked as a drop-out-prevention counselor, organized an after-school program called “The Inner Beauty Parlor” for teen girls, and taught English at a technical school specializing in truck-driving certificates. She now teaches creative writing at a halfway house in the Bay Area and in her spare time writes and illustrates children’s books about angst-ridden animals. Her story in this issue is an excerpt from a novel-in-stories.

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Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg’s writing has been published in The New York Times, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Gettysburg Review. She has traveled to Australia, China, and Laos, and now lives with her husband and a chipper Bichon puppy in Berkeley, California, where she is working on a memoir.

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Shozan Jack Haubner has been a full-time Zen Buddhist monk for eight years and has published essays in Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, and the anthology Best Buddhist Writing. His essay in this issue will be included in a forthcoming collection from Shambhala. A failed screenwriter, he now lives in Southern California and spends hours a day on a round black cushion following his breath, which he considers a greater adventure than all his days in Hollywood.

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Tony Hoagland’s newest book of poetry is Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty. He recently taught at the 2011 Conference on the Great Mother and New Father, where he was overstimulated by the company of talented artists and musicians and found serious cultural debate of the kind he’d once hoped to find within the walls of American universities. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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Tim Melley’s stories have appeared in Story-Quarterly, The Threepenny Review, and Mississippi Review, and they have aired on Chicago Public Media’s This American Life. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and teaches English at Miami University.

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Sparrow has moved back to Phoenicia, New York, where he lives with his wife, Violet Snow. He is still a Yankees fan, despite certain political misgivings, and is addicted to Sudoku, YouTube, and pretzels.

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Lewis Thomas

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Photographers

Gene Faulkner is a commercial and fine-art photographer living in Portland, Oregon. He is working on a book of photographs of dogs competing in hunt and field events.

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Mike Grittani lives in Bloomington, Illinois, and is a student at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Carlos Gustavo is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is currently traveling the southeastern U.S. His photographs have been published in B&W and Oxford American.

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Marlene J. Hodge has been the designated photographer of her family and friends for forty years. She is a teacher’s aide in the art department at Centralia College and also keeps busy gardening, reading mystery novels, and making silver jewelry. She lives with her husband in Centralia, Washington.

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Robyn McDaniels lives in Audubon, Minnesota.

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Gary Mortensen is a photographer, dobro player, and radio DJ. He lives in College Station, Texas.

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Roger Pfingston is a retired teacher of English and photography who lives in Bloomington, Indiana. His poetry has been published in The Dos Passos Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, and The Sylvan Echo.

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Craig J. Satterlee has taught photography at Powell College for thirty-two years, and his work has been published in Northern Lights, Photo Life, and American Photo. He lives in Powell, Wyoming.

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Cole Thompson is a fine-art photographer living in northern Colorado. The subjects of his photographs range from the beaches of Oregon to the Nazi concentration camps of Poland.

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Bill Witt provides volunteer photo services for several nonprofit organizations and drives a truck for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank once a week. He is the author of Orchids in Your Pocket: A Guide to the Native Orchids of Iowa and Enchanted by Prairie. He lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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On The Cover

Maureen Beitler is a nurse and photographer who lives in New York City. A coal miner’s great-granddaughter, she took this month’s cover photo last year in the coal-mining town of Westernport, Maryland, where her grandmother was born and raised. The man in the picture has been a coal miner for thirty years and had just gotten off his shift.

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