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Contributors

July 2014

Writers

Michael Bazzett’s poetry collection, You Must Remember This, will be published in the fall of 2014 by Milkweed Editions. He lives with his wife and two children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Chris Dombrowski lives in Missoula, Montana, where he works as a river guide and teaches writing. His most recent book of poems is Earth Again.

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C.J. Gall is tempted by cakes of all kinds, though she’s hoping her vigorous workout routine will help her avoid having to be buried in a piano case. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and teaches ethics and social science.

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Steve Kowit is the author of In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop. He lives in California near the Mexican border with his wife, two big dogs, six cats, and a constant flurry of birds at their five feeders.

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Gerry LaFemina’s latest book of poems is Little Heretic. He divides his time between Maryland and New York and directs the Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University. He admits to having too many books, too many records, and too many miles on the odometer.

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Laurel Leigh lives in Bellingham, Washington, and is a cofounder of the San Francisco–based Dogpatch Writers Collective. Her essay in this issue is from a book-length manuscript for which she is seeking a publisher.

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Alison Luterman’s latest book of poems is Desire Zoo. She is looking for producers for a musical she is working on about a kidney transplant. She lives in Oakland, California.

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John McNally’s most recent book is Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction. He is Writer-in-Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and lives with a very old dog, an embarrassing number of cats, and a decent collection of old R & B albums.

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Bruce Holland Rogers lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches writing at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts’s MFA program.

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Chögyam Trungpa was a scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and Buddhist meditation master. Born in 1939 in Tibet, he fled to India at the age of twenty. In 1963 he went to England to study at Oxford, then came to the U.S. He played an important role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West and founded many meditation centers, as well as Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He died in 1987.

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Angela Winter’s work as a writer, consultant, and sound artist has taught her that the human heart defies the laws of physics: the farther in you go, the bigger it gets. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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Photographers

Lori Barra is a graphic designer and the director of the Isabel Allende Foundation, a nonprofit serving women and children of the San Francisco Bay Area and Chile. She spent her first twenty-five years in Brooklyn and her next twenty-five in San Francisco, but she still hasn’t lost her accent, her love of “real” pizza, or her all-black wardrobe.

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William Carter is at work on a book of his jazz photos, titled Amen. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Michael Galinsky is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Carlos Gustavo lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and wants to canoe and photograph all his state’s rivers before he dies. His work has appeared in The Oxford American and The New York Times.

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Edis Jurčys was born in Lithuania and lives in Portland, Oregon. His second book of photographs is Silence of the Crane Feathers.

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Richard Koenig lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and teaches art and photography at Kalamazoo College. His current photography project is titled Contemporary Views along the First Transcontinental Railroad.

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Logan Mock-Bunting lives on the coast of North Carolina, where he rides waves and free-dives. His deepest dive on a single breath of air is 107 feet.

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Craig J. Satterlee teaches photography at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. He also travels the world taking pictures and searching for the best pizza.

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Gretchen Seifert is a photographer and massage therapist who lives in Centralia, Missouri.

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Cole Thompson lives in Laporte, Colorado. His work has been published in Black & White, Photographer’s Forum, and Focus.

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Lloyd Wolf’s photographs have been published in The Washington Post Magazine, National Geographic Explorer, and Vogue. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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On The Cover

Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and is founder of the nonprofit group Change the Truth, which assists Ugandan children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS and civil war. She took this month’s cover photograph at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.

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