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Contributors

May 2013

Writers

Anna Blackshaw is a writer and photographer who has been documenting the lives of domestic workers in the American South and South Africa for more than fifteen years. She lives in Bynum, North Carolina.

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Caryn Cardello lives in San Francisco and works as a writer and editor for a social-networking site. She is seeing if it’s possible to write a book while riding the bus to work.

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Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon and the author of an essay collection called The Thorny Grace of It, which will be published in September.

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Joy Harjo is a Native American poet and musician born in 1951 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is currently on the American Indian Studies faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. Her writing reflects her Muscogee (Creek) heritage and her social concerns.

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Steve Kowit lives in a small house at the top of Coyote Holler in California with his beloved wife, two big dogs, six cats, and a constant flurry of birds at the feeders.

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Danusha Laméris lives with her husband on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, California, in a converted red barn, where she teaches poetry classes surrounded by apple trees — and coyotes.

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Linda McCullough Moore lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Prompted by both love and money, she is trying her hand at writing a book about real life. She asks anyone able to explain the difference between fiction and nonfiction to kindly contact her at www.lindamcculloughmoore.com.

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Ruth L. Schwartz’s most recent book of poems is Miraculum, and she is the author of Soul on Earth: A Guide to Living and Loving Your Human Life. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Heather Sellers will start teaching creative writing at the University of South Florida this fall. She is the author of You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, a memoir about family and face blindness. She’s at work on a new memoir, a collection of poems set in Florida, and a novel for younger readers.

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Saint James Harris Wood grew up in Hawaii and California, playing blues and punk rock and writing stories. While touring with his band, he fell in with a group of heroin smokers, which led to his incarceration for robbing banks with a toy gun. Correspondence can be sent to Saint James Harris Wood T30027, P.O. Box 8101, CMC East-6240, San Luis Obispo, California, 93409. His music can be found at www.darklyabsurd.com.

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Photographers

Anna Blackshaw is a writer and photographer who has been documenting the lives of domestic workers in the American South and South Africa for more than fifteen years. She lives in Bynum, North Carolina.

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Meg Campbell used to live in Buenos Aires, where she wrote short stories and took photographs. She now lives west of Chicago, where she finger-paints with her toddler and saves up for a trip back to Argentina.

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Nikolai Fox is a photographer, cinematographer, and fiddle player who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jerry Gay is a newspaper and documentary photographer and the author of Seeing Reality. He lives in Everett, Washington.

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Carlos Gustavo is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and travels throughout the southeastern U.S. taking photographs.

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Leela Hovnanian lives in Woodstock, New York, where she spends time in her darkroom and taking solitary walks in the woods.

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Edis Jurčys is working on a new book of photographs and learning to dance the tango. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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

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Doug Kurata has been a family physician for more than thirty years and now works part time so he can pursue his passion for photography. He currently has a temporary position in Sitka, Alaska, but normally lives with his wife in Port Townsend, Washington. He took this month’s cover photograph in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he came upon a group of house painters. The foreman posed for the portrait, then gave Kurata directions to his employer’s business, eager to drum up more work.

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Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay is an international student studying photography at Louisiana Tech University. His work has been displayed in galleries in Calcutta, India, and published in Lonely Planet Magazine India.

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Theo Slavin spends a lot of time drinking coffee and being nervous. He is cofounder of Negative Space Magazine and lives in Danville, California.

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Debra Sugerman is a photographer and filmmaker whose photos have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Parents, and on CD and book covers. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Sallie Linebaugh Worley is the fourth generation of her family to live in their 1859 house in Monticello, Florida, where the courthouse clock still strikes the hour. Her photographs have been published in Vanderbilt Register and Newsweek.

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On The Cover

Doug Kurata has been a family physician for more than thirty years and now works part time so he can pursue his passion for photography. He currently has a temporary position in Sitka, Alaska, but normally lives with his wife in Port Townsend, Washington. He took this month’s cover photograph in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he came upon a group of house painters. The foreman posed for the portrait, then gave Kurata directions to his employer’s business, eager to drum up more work.

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image © Leela Hovnanian

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