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Contributors

August 2012

Writers

John Bargowski’s collection of poems Driving West on the Pulaski Skyway received the 2011 Bordighera Poetry Prize and is scheduled to be published this fall. He lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

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Robert Bly

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John Frank’s work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Louisville Review. His essay “Pink Suitcases,” which appeared in The Sun [November 2010], earned a notable mention in 2011’s The Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology. He lives in Ohio.

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Sarah Freligh is the author of Sort of Gone, a book of poems that follow the rise and fall of a fictional baseball pitcher named Al Stepansky, and her work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s radio show The Writer’s Almanac. She lives in Rochester, New York, with two cats the size of small dogs.

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Tracy Frisch decided to become a journalist because she’s too curious (or nosy) for her own good. She lives in Argyle, one of three dry towns in New York State.

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Heather King is an ex-lawyer, a sober alcoholic, and a Catholic convert with three memoirs: Parched, Redeemed, and Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Thérèse of Lisieux. She lives in Los Angeles and blogs at www.shirtofflame.blogspot.com.

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Adrie Kusserow lives in Underhill, Vermont. Because she believes that the best way to bring lasting benefits to the world is to expand educational opportunities for girls, she is currently in South Sudan with the Africa Education and Leadership Initiative (www.africaeli.org). Her next book of poems, Refuge, will be published in May 2013.

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Jennifer Mason-Black’s work has been published in Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Abyss & Apex. She lives in New Salem, Massachusetts, where she splits her time between homeschooling her two children and writing.

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Carolyn Miller grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and was baptized in the Roubidoux River at the age of eight. She lives in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance copyeditor. Her books of poetry are After Cocteau and Light, Moving.

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Sparrow lives with his wife in a doublewide trailer in the Catskill Mountains. He doesn’t drink, smoke, eat meat, take drugs, or watch TV — in fact, he has no fun at all!

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Lad Tobin lives in Kittery Point, Maine, and teaches at Boston College. His essays have appeared in Utne Reader and New Orleans Review. He has recently completed a memoir (for which he’s seeking an agent or publisher) about his midlife return to rock-music festivals, random acts of rebellion, and other teenage obsessions.

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Marion Winik is the author of First Comes Love, a memoir about her marriage to a man who died of AIDS in 1994. Her column, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” appears at www.baltimorefishbowl.com. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Photographers

Rita Bernstein was always considered the least artistic member of her family because she couldn’t draw. Her work is represented by galleries in Houston, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia, where she lives.

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Lesley Cecchi’s documentary film Tender, Slender and Tall, about a group of jazz musicians in New York City, premiered at the New York Film Festival and aired on the BBC. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Michelle Feileacan is a wedding and portrait photographer who lives in Sebastopol, California, with her husband and children.

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Robert Graham is a desultory musician, artist, and photographer (after his two daughters have gone to bed). Luckily he has a day job as the art director of The Sun. He lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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Peter Ingrasselino lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. His photographs have appeared in B&W and Photographer’s Forum.

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Anna Kaufman Moon has a self-published book of photographs, Reflections of New York City: 1963 to 1972. She lives in Cobleskill, New York.

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

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Helen M. Stummer is the author of No Easy Walk: Newark, 1980–1993 and has spent more than thirty years photographing families in New Jersey’s urban areas. She lives in Metuchen, New Jersey.

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Christian Tuempling’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Transit Museum. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Cynthia Wood loves word games, with Boggle being her hands-down favorite. Her photographs have been published in USA Today and Chicago Tribune. She lives in San Francisco.

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On The Cover

Susan Lirakis lives in rural New Hampshire and took this month’s cover photograph in 2002 with her toy camera. The geese had wandered from a neighbor’s farm and were standing by the side of the road. The photo won the grand prize at the tenth annual Krappy Kamera competition at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City.

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