Issue 459 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

March 2014

Writers

Henry Beston was an American writer and naturalist. His best-known book was The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod.

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David Allan Cates’s fifth novel, Tom Connor’s Gift, will be published this fall. He is the executive director of Missoula Medical Aid and teaches in Pacific Lutheran University’s MFA program. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Alison Clement lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and is the author of the novels Pretty Is As Pretty Does and Twenty Questions. Her short story in this issue is excerpted from a new novel, for which she is seeking a publisher.

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Doug Crandell’s most recent novel is They’re Calling You Home. He lives in Douglasville, Georgia, where his wife has crocheted him nine winter hats while watching The Andy Griffith Show.

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Brian Doyle lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the editor of Portland Magazine. His new “whopping sea novel,” The Plover, will be published next month, though he has never been to sea, will never go to sea, and does not like to be deeper than his waist in the sea.

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Danusha Laméris’s first book of poems, The Moons of August, was the winner of the 2013 Autumn House Poetry Prize. She lives with her husband at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where they often fall asleep to the sound of coyotes.

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Michael Pollan is the author of four New York Times best sellers, and his newest book is Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. He is the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and lives in the Bay Area.

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Lee Rossi’s poems are forthcoming in Southern Poetry Review and North American Review. Having retired from data processing, he is improving his cooking, cleaning, and counseling skills while staying home with his children; whether his kids will survive it is a question only time can answer. He lives in San Carlos, California.

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Ruth L. Schwartz is cofounder of consciousgirlfriend.com, a website resource for lesbians in relationships. She lives in Healdsburg, California.

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Susan Hand Shetterly’s most recent book of essays is Settled in the Wild, which won the Maine Literary Award for nonfiction in 2011. She lives in Surry, Maine.

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Jeanne Supin is a writer, consultant, and workshop leader who lives in the North Carolina mountains. Hiking and yoga are her oldest obsessions; surfing and playing the banjo are her newest follies.

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Photographers

Rita Bernstein is a former civil-rights lawyer who has been taking photographs for more than fifteen years. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Aaron M. Cohen lives in Portland, Oregon, and his photographs have been published in GEO and Time Out New York. He is working on a photo project that chronicles life at Twin Oaks, one of the oldest communes in the U.S.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Her latest book is Kutuuka, a collection of photographs of and drawings by orphans in Uganda.

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Ann Fuller is a photographer who works with Project Schoolhouse, an organization that builds schools and water systems in rural Nicaraguan communities. She lives in Big Horn, Wyoming.

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Kari Gunter-Seymour is the founder of Women of Appalachia, an annual event showcasing women artists. She lives in Albany, Ohio.

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Anna Kaufman Moon was born in New York City and spent fifty years there before moving upstate, where she now enjoys watching opossums, skunks, and blue jays eat dry cat food on her deck.

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Lou Murrey is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She lives in Boone, North Carolina.

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Merima Nardone was born in Bosnia during that country’s civil war, grew up in Germany, and now lives in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Her photo in this issue, of her husband and son, is her first publication.

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Craig Somers is a director and cinematographer who lives in Zionsville, Indiana. He and his son, Max, spend time together tinkering with a 1971 BSA motorcycle.

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Jennifer Spelman lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, home of the world’s best green-chili hamburger. She has taught photography in the U.S., Canada, Cuba, and India.

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Tom Thompson plays pedal-steel guitar in a band called the Orienteers. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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A.J. Vincolisi leads photo tours at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. He lives with his wife in Atascadero, California, where they run the B-W Gallery.

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On The Cover

Tom Murphy is a professional natural-history photographer based in Livingston, Montana, and the author of several books of photographs taken in Yellowstone National Park. He took this month’s cover photograph, of an Adélie penguin, off the shore of Paulette Island in Antarctica. The penguins often climb ice formations in order to escape from predators in the water.

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image © Ann Fuller

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

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Manuscript Reading
Dave Hart
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall

Writing Retreats
Angela Winter

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