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Contributors

September 2013

Writers

Marilyn Abildskov is the author of the memoir The Men in My Country. Her work has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, The Pinch, AGNI, and Santa Monica Review. She teaches in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California.

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Ellery Akers lives on the Northern California coast and is the author of the poetry collection Knocking on the Earth and the children’s novel Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse. She teaches poetry workshops and has been a bird-watcher for forty years.

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Belle Boggs is the author of the story collection Mattaponi Queen and the forthcoming novel The Ugly Bear List. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, Slate, and The Oxford American. She lives in Chatham County, North Carolina, and her dream job is to be a kayaking guide.

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Amy Bonnaffons teaches writing at New York University, and her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Daily News. She plays several instruments badly: oboe, guitar, ukulele, and doumbek (hand drum). She also sang for several years in a group called Slavic Love Telegram. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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William S. Burroughs

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Danusha Laméris lives in Santa Cruz, California. She first fell in love with poetry on Dover Beach in Barbados, after hearing it recited by her grandfather, the writer Gordon Bell.

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Frances Lefkowitz is the author of To Have Not, a memoir of growing up poor in San Francisco in the 1970s. She lives and surfs in Northern California and has never seen a shark. She blogs about writing, publishing, and footwear at www.paperinmyshoe.com.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Lisa Sandberg is a former crime reporter who now works as an apprentice dog trainer, trying to reach at-risk adolescent canines before they embark on a life of mischief. She lives with her husband and more than one cat in Austin, Texas.

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Sparrow is a philosopher, poet, perennial presidential candidate, and journalist who lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York, far from any strip clubs or fast-food chains. He studies with the Jehovah’s Witnesses simply because he’s lonely. He is the author of America: A Prophecy — The Sparrow Reader.

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Photographers

Gordon Baer has been taking photographs for more than fifty years. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Radek Cermak lives in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

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Mark Chester’s latest book of photographs is Twosomes, and his work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Frank Curran has been an editorial photographer for thirty years but still manages to take photos for pleasure while walking his dog, Jake, through the streets of Boston.

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Dawn DeAno lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Bill Emory lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with a thirteen-year-old chocolate Lab: her Dogness, Sophia D.B. Emory.

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Jason Langer’s new book of photographs is called Possession, and another book of his work will be published next year. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Christopher Lederach keeps the small amount of money he has made from his photographs in a hollowed-out book. He lives in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

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Moriah LeFebvre is a photographer and painter who lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Susan Lirakis lives in rural New Hampshire. She took up African drumming when she was fifty-five and taught herself banjo at sixty. She is waiting to see what comes next.

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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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Lloyd Wolf lives in Arlington, Virginia. He recently returned from the Middle East, where he was working with writer Carol Grosman on documenting the lives of Jews and Palestinians for his next book, Jerusalem Stories.

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On The Cover

John Rosenthal lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he is a member of FRANK Gallery. His work is in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, and he is a contributing writer and photographer for Walter, a city magazine for Raleigh, North Carolina. He took this month’s cover photograph on his first of many trips to Point Reyes, California. He’d been taking pictures of the tide when a man and his dog walked by.

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