Issue 462 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


June 2014


David Barsamian is the founder and director of Alternative Radio, a weekly radio program in its twenty-eighth year that is based in Boulder, Colorado. He has published books of his interviews with Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy, and Edward Said. His latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire.


Wendell Berry is the author of more than forty works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and has taught creative writing at Stanford University, New York University, and the University of Kentucky. A conservationist and farmer, he is a staunch critic of agribusiness and has been called the “prophet of rural America.” He lives in his birthplace of Henry County, Kentucky.


Krista Bremer lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.


Brian Doyle is the tall, handsome, and occasionally testy editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon. His most recent book is the sea novel The Plover.


Laleh Khadivi’s latest novel is The Walking, and she is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She recently moved from the deep woods of Marin County to Berkeley, California, with her husband and sixteen-month-old son.


Lou Lipsitz has published four books of poems, the most recent of which, If This World Falls Apart, won the Blue Lynx Prize. He was once a political-science professor and is now a psychotherapist who specializes in men’s issues. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Sparrow lives with his wife in the Catskill Mountains of New York, where he spends his mornings composing witticisms for Twitter (sparrow@sparrow14). His forthcoming book of poems is called This Poem, and he is the author of America: A Prophecy — The Sparrow Reader.


Marion Winik lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her three children, ages thirteen to twenty-six, and her dachshund, age nine. Her books include The Glen Rock Book of the Dead and First Comes Love.



Chris Allan is a travel photographer who lives in Sacramento, California. Her photos have appeared in The Rotarian and The Sacramento Bee.


Danielle Austen is enjoying a third career as a documentary fine-art photographer. She recently had a solo exhibition at Everglades National Park, and she was a winner in Canon’s Project Imagination photo competition. She lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey.


Ian Bassingthwaighte was in the second grade before he learned how to spell his last name. He is a writer and photographer and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


James Carroll’s photos have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Popular Photography, and B&W, and they are in the collections of the New York Public Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. He lives in New York City.


Robert Graham is the art director at The Sun and lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He has been teaching his daughters, ages seven and three, how to identify frogs by their calls.


Edis Jurĉys grew up in Lithuania, came to the U.S. in 1989, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he often bakes whole-grain Lithuanian bread for his family. His second book of photographs is Silence of the Crane Feathers.


Matthew Lapiska says his camera, his bicycle, and his wife are his pillars of stability. He lives in Astoria, New York.


On The Cover

Clemens Kalischer lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he runs the Image Gallery, and has been taking photographs for more than sixty-five years. He took this month’s cover photo, titled “Boys with Cue Sticks,” in 1960 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.

image © Clemens Kalischer

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

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Luc Saunders

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Rachel J. Elliott

Seth Mirsky

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Krista Bremer

Director of Finance
Becky Gee

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Molly Herboth

Office Manager
Holly McKinney

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Dave Hart
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall

Writing Retreats
Angela Winter

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