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Contributors

March 2013

Writers

William Black the introvert has published stories in The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner. In his extrovert guise, he codirects Pages & Places, a literary and community-development nonprofit. He lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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L.K. Gornick’s second novel, Tinderbox, is due out in September, and a story collection, Louisa Meets Bear, will be published in the spring of 2014. She lives in New York City, where she serves holiday meals on her mother-in-law’s strawberry-pattern Wedgwood china.

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Benjamin S. Grossberg’s most recent book of poems is Sweet Core Orchard. An English teacher and a distance runner, he lives almost exclusively on a diet of green apples, corn bread, and lentils. His third poetry collection, Space Traveler, is due out later this year. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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Greg King lives in Northern California and is president of Siskiyou Land Conservancy. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone. He is currently cowriting a memoir with Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn, whom he interviewed in the June 2004 issue of The Sun.

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Steve Kowit has spent his entire life among the savage, warlike tribes of North America and has learned their language and customs well enough to be often mistaken as one of their own. His latest collection of poems is The First Noble Truth. He lives near the Mexican border in California.

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Rebecca McClanahan’s tenth book is The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change. Recently she and her husband moved back to North Carolina after a decade in New York, where she logged hundreds of hours on Central Park benches. She teaches in the MFA programs at Queens University of Charlotte and Rainier Writing Workshop. 

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Henry Miller

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Steven Robertson is the pseudonym of an American writer who wishes to be honest but not to humiliate his son.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Sparrow lives in a double-wide trailer in the mountain town of Phoenicia, New York. On cold winter nights he sleeps under nine blankets. He is the author of America: A Prophecy — The Sparrow Reader.

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Marion Winik is the author of First Comes Love, Telling, and The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and her new book, Highs in the Low Fifties, is due out in June. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her daughter and her dog and teaches at the University of Baltimore.

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Photographers

Steve Ausherman is a painter, poet, and photographer who lives with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His first collection of poems, Creek Bed Blue, details the effects of suburban sprawl on his family’s farm.

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James Carroll’s photographs have appeared in B&W, The New York Times Magazine, and American Prospect. He lives in New York City.

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William Carter’s most recent book of photo­graphs is a retrospective called Causes and Spirits. Photos from the book are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum Folkwang in Germany. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Cathy Clyde’s work has been published in The Photo Review. She collects French postcards, abandoned bird nests, and vintage portraits of strangers with sly and secretive smiles. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Lewis Koch lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is the author of Touchless Automatic Wonder: Found Text Photographs from the Real World.

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Kayo Lackey was born and raised in Japan and has lived in Portland, Oregon, since 1997.

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Susan Lirakis lives in rural New Hampshire, where she wanders through the woods with her toy camera.

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G. Alan Myers lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is ready to embark on his third career, if only he could decide what it should be.

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Craig J. Satterlee lives in Powell, Wyoming, and teaches photography at Northwest College. His work has been published in Photo Life, American Photo, and Northern Lights.

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Linda Smogor lives in Homer, Alaska, which is often referred to as the “End of the Road” but is also lovingly called the “Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea.”

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Mary Zompetti lives in Burlington, Vermont, where she recently converted her home into an art installation.

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On The Cover

Monica Denevan lives in San Francisco and is represented by the Scott Nichols Gallery. She took this month’s cover photograph in 2009 at one of the largest temples in Bagan, Burma, where people from all over the country come to pray. The woman, whose family keeps the temple swept and clean, is praying before a Buddha statue covered in gold leaf while her friend shades her from the sun.

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