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Contributors

September 2012

Writers

Eric Anderson’s book of poems is The Parable of the Room Spinning. He works part time for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, where he spends the day looking at archived aerial photographs of the Lake Erie shore, trying to decide who owns what. He lives in Elyria, Ohio.

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Alethea Black’s debut collection of short stories is I Knew You’d Be Lovely. Her father was a mathematician, and she used to believe that her name, Greek for “truth,” was his nod to the idea of absolutes. She later discovered that her parents got the name from a TV show. She lives in Pauling, New York.

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Gerry LaFemina is the author of two books of prose poems, a book of short stories, and six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Vanishing Horizon. He divides his time between Maryland and New York and directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University, where he is an associate professor of English. He still believes in vinyl records and real books and has too many of both.

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Halina Larman was born in Warsaw, Poland, moved to the United States with her mother when she was eight, and has been trying to assimilate ever since. She lives in Albany, California, with her husband and three children.

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Mark Leviton lives in Nevada City, California. In his forty-five-year freelance career, he has interviewed Joan Baez, Groucho Marx, and Randy Newman, among others. His sixties-themed radio show, Pet Sounds, streams at www.kvmr.org.

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Megan McKenna

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Jim Ralston teaches at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and lives in Cumberland, Maryland, where he has no Internet access or television. When he recently mentioned this to his students, one said, “That’s like not having a toilet.” He’s working on an essay called “That Terrible Thoreau.”

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Janna Malamud Smith is a writer and a clinical social worker who lives in Milton, Massachusetts. Her fourth book, An Absorbing Errand, is due out this month. She is a lecturer in psychology at Harvard Medical School, sees patients and teaches at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and has a private practice.

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Cary Tennis is an advice columnist for the online magazine Salon and lives in San Francisco. He spent his early childhood on Florida’s Gulf Coast, a short walk from the Manatee River.

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Photographers

Danielle Austen is a photographer, artist, journalist, and environmental advocate who lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

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William Carter’s latest book of photographs is Causes and Spirits. More than 150 of his prints are in the permanent collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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J. Moses Ceaser is a photographer and community activist. When not taking pictures, he plays soccer, watches too much bad TV, and runs a community cooking group called Frugal Foodies. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Katie DelaVaughn’s latest project is to photograph women’s cesarean-birth scars and then assist the women in decorating the prints. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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John Free lives in Tujunga, California. He teaches social-documentary photojournalism to at-risk students and restores old sailboats in his spare time.

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Lupen Grainne lives near San Francisco. Her work has been published in Real Simple and the online magazine Literacy head.

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Sergei Graovac lives on the Island of Rab in Croatia.

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Britt Gregrich is a photographer and construction contractor living in Northern California.

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Wade Hampton lives in Philadelphia.

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Edis Jurĉys is learning to dance the tango and make bread. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Robert Meyer’s photographs have appeared in Minnesota Monthly and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Red Wing, Minnesota.

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Rhonda Patzia is a writer and photographer who lives in Pella, Iowa.

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Craig J. Satterlee lives in Powell, Wyoming, where he teaches photography at Northwest College.

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Chip Thomas works as an Indian Health Service physician at a remote clinic within the Navajo Nation in Arizona.

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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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On The Cover

Neil Pankler drives buses and snowplows when he’s not skiing, hang gliding, or riding his bike. He lives in Truckee, California. He took this month’s cover photograph in 1985 in Llasa, Tibet, near the Jokhang Temple, a pilgrimage destination for Tibetans.

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