Issue 435 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

March 2012

Writers

Ryan Berg was awarded a 2011 fellowship in nonfiction literature by the New York Foundation for the Arts and lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in Ploughshares and at www.weareaugustines.com.

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Arnie Cooper’s house burned down three years ago in a wildfire, after which he prided himself on how well he took the loss; he didn’t really need all his possessions. Then, during a recent move, he realized that he’d replaced nearly everything he’d lost in the fire. His work has appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, and Poets & Writers.

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Brian Doyle lives in Portland, Oregon, and edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland. His latest book is Bin Laden’s Bald Spot & Other Stories. As a teenager his greatest ambition was to be a professional basketball player, until his father gently pointed out that guys measuring five foot ten with spectacles and ponytails were not dominating the professional ranks.

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Ralph Earle lives in the woods near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He designs Web-based documentation for IBM and occasionally teaches poetry classes at Central Carolina Community College. His poems have recently appeared in Sufi, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Redheaded Stepchild.

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J. Krishnamurti was an Indian-born philosopher who stressed that only change in the individual can bring about change in society. He traveled the world giving public talks on the workings of the human mind and the psychological structures that breed violence and sorrow. In 1984 Krishnamurti was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal. He died in Ojai, California, in 1986, at the age of ninety.

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Alison Luterman planted a knee-high fig tree in her front yard ten years ago. It is now a Great Mama Tower of Fruit that feeds passersby and drops black ooze all over the pavement. She lives in Oakland, California, and blogs at www.seehowwealmostfly.blogspot.com.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Cynthia Weiner lives in New York City, where she is assistant director of the Writers Studio. Her work has been published in Epiphany, Open City, and Ploughshares, and she won a Pushcart Prize in 2005. When not perusing fashion blogs or being begged for more food by her (big as a) house cats, she is working on a collection of short stories.

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Elliott D. Woods is a veteran of the war in Iraq and has been covering Afghanistan as a photographer and writer since 2009. His long-term project, Assignment Afghanistan, won a National Magazine Award, and his work has been featured in Mother Jones, Granta, Time, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, where he is a contributing editor. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Photographers

Gene Faulkner lives in a motor home near Portland, Oregon, and is working on a book of photographs of dogs competing in hunt-and-field events.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Her latest book is Kutuuka, a collection of photographs and drawings of and by orphans in Uganda.

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Anders Goldfarb’s work has been published in The New York Times and Art Forum and is in public and private photography collections. He lives in New York City.

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Anna Kaufman Moon self-published a collection of her photographs titled Reflections of New York City: 1963 to 1972. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Life, and Newsweek. She lives in Cobleskill, New York, where she watches opossums, skunks, and blue jays eat dry cat food on her deck.

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G. Alan Myers likes to cook up a mean spaghetti Bolognese when he’s not working on new portraits. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Grant M. Ryan studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art and enjoys taking photographs with a Holga camera. He lives in Marquette, Michigan.

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Jennifer Spelman’s photography career began when she worked for a district attorney’s office, taking pictures of crime scenes. She teaches photography in the U.S., Mexico, and India.

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Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Bill Witt takes photographs for several nonprofit organizations and drives a truck for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. 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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Lloyd Wolf has published three books of photographs, including Jewish Fathers and Jewish Mothers. He is the chief photographer for the Columbia Pike Documentary Project and lives in Arlington, Virginia. He occasionally reads the Sunday comics in the shower by clipping them to a towel hanging nearby.

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On The Cover

William Carter’s latest book is a retrospective titled Causes and Spirits. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California. He took this month’s cover photograph in 1964 while traveling in Yemen on assignment for The New York Times. The man is carrying a sprig of khat in his turban — a mild narcotic chewed by many Yemeni men — and a traditional jambiya dagger on his belt.

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image © Gloria Baker Feinstein

Editor and Publisher
Sy Safransky

Managing Editor
Tim McKee

Senior Editor
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

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David Mahaffey

Manuscript Editor
Colleen Donfield

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Luc Saunders

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Erica Berkeley
Rachel J. Elliott

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Seth Mirsky

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Krista Bremer

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Holly McKinney

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