Issue 458 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

February 2014

Writers

Poe Ballantine says that after years of having stumbled down long corridors of philosophical mystery, he has learned that spaghetti can make you happy. He is the author of five books, most recently Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere. He lives in Chadron, Nebraska.

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Ellen Bass’s newest poetry collection is Like a Beggar. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, where she recently married the woman she’s been essentially married to for thirty years.

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Dane Cervine’s latest book is a collection of poems and essays titled How Therapists Dance. His teenage son, Gabe Kittle-Cervine, has recently discovered he’s a spoken-word poet and can be seen on YouTube reciting his work.

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Philip Kelly’s essay “Painting the Summer Palace of the Queen,” which appeared in The Sun’s February 2012 issue, won a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Newport Beach, California, where he serves as an adoptive parent to the monarch caterpillars that metamorphose into butterflies on his patio.

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Sheldon Kopp was a clinical psychologist and author. He is best known for his book If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!, which emphasizes the importance of self-knowledge and self-governance.

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Aharon Levy lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he, along with every third person he meets, is working on a novel. His goal is to spend more time on writing than he does on fantasy baseball and the stock market.

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Allyson Goldin Loomis is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, a mother, and a travel enthusiast who is afraid of flying. Her writing has been published in Harper’s and Glimmer Train.

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Caleb Powell is the coauthor, with David Shields, of the forthcoming book I Think You’re Totally Wrong. He lives in Edmonds, Washington, where he is a stay-at-home father with three daughters. Born in Taiwan, he has become obsessed with teaching his girls Chinese, even though his own Chinese is horrible.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Sybil Smith lives in Vermont on the Connecticut River and has a cat with dementia and ten bantam chickens. She has been sober for more than five years.

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Rose Whitmore’s work has appeared in the Missouri Review and Mason’s Road. Before earning her MFA, she played for the U.S. Women’s National Rugby Team, walked across Spain, and worked for Prishtina Insight, an English-language newspaper in Kosovo. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Photographers

Ian Bassingthwaighte lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His last name comes from Bassenthwaite Lake in England, which he hopes to visit someday; he wants to take a photo of Eachy, the monster locals say lives in the lake.

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Katie DelaVaughn is a photographer who divides her time between New York City and San Francisco. Her work was recently included in the exhibit (Un)Clothed at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Ethan Hubbard lives in northern Vermont. He is putting together three books of photographs about the shepherds of Great Britain. When he’s finished, he hopes to return to his habit of wandering the world.

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Dave Jannetta is a Philadelphia-based filmmaker and photographer and is finishing his first documentary feature film, Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, which is based on Poe Ballantine’s memoir of the same title.

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

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Kristina Krause is a PhD student in American literature who recently took up photography. She lives in Glendale, California.

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David R. Mullen’s work appears in the book Flora: A Contemporary Collection of Floral Photography. His current pet project is to read all the Nobel Prize–winning authors from the year of his birth to the present. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Roger Pfingston lives in Bloomington, Indiana. He is hooked on dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts, which he enjoys with his one beer a day, often while watching the TV show Ellen or listening to jazz.

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

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Jim Talone has taught English, video writing, and photography. Now retired, he misses teaching and consoles himself with building furniture, filming videos, and taking photographs. He lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

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Liza Weems-Sawyer’s work appears in the book Uncontained: Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins. She teaches photography and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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On The Cover

Karen Tweedy-Holmes took this month’s cover photo, of a Morgan mare, at the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show in 1996 in Quentin, Pennsylvania. Her books of photographs are Horse Sanctuary (with text by Allison Milionis) and Thought to Exist in the Wild (with text by Derrick Jensen). She lives in New York City.

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image © Jim Talone

Editor and Publisher
Sy Safransky

Managing Editor
Carol Ann Fitzgerald

Senior Editor
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

Digital-Media Director
David Mahaffey

Manuscript Editor
Colleen Donfield

Assistant Editor
Luc Saunders

Editorial Associates
Erica Berkeley
Rachel J. Elliott

Proofreader
Seth Mirsky

Associate Publisher
Krista Bremer

Director of Finance
Becky Gee

Circulation Manager
Molly Herboth

Office Manager
Holly McKinney

With Help From
Manuscript Reading
Dave Hart
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall

Writing Retreats
Angela Winter

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