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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

October 2014

Writers

Anwar F. Accawi was raised in Magdaluna, a small village in Lebanon, and came to the U.S. in 1965 on a college scholarship. He is the author of the book The Boy from the Tower of the Moon. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and recently took up the classical guitar. He says his “very kind wife” tells him he’s pretty good.

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Dorothy Day helped establish the Catholic Worker Movement, which advocates pacifism and solidarity with the poor. She was editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper from its founding in 1933 until her death in 1980 at the age of eighty-three.

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Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine. A collection of his essays titled Children & Other Wild Animals will be published this month by Oregon State University Press.

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Sarah Einstein lives in Athens, Ohio, where she is a PhD student in creative nonfiction at Ohio University. Her essay in this issue is based on a chapter of her unpublished book Mot: A Memoir, which won the 2014 AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize.

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Elli Miles Kade is the pseudonym of an author who lives in the South. She says both her kids are way smarter than she could ever hope to be.

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Katherine LaBelle is the pseudonym of an author who lives in New England. Her boyfriend is teaching her to rock climb.

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Mark Leviton lives in Nevada City, California. He is a volunteer broadcaster at community radio KVMR-FM and archives his podcasts, playlists, and writing at petsoundsmusic.com.

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Eric Nelson’s most recent poetry collection is The Twins. He lives with his wife in Statesboro, Georgia, where their backyard chickens keep him well supplied with eggs and inspiration.

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K.C. Wolfe was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. His essays and stories have been featured in Gulf Coast, Joyland, and Swink. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he teaches creative writing at Eckerd College.

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Photographers

Mark Berndt is a photographer who lives in Los Angeles. He is a former faculty member of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and currently teaches at the Julia Dean Photo Workshops.

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William Carter’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He lives near San Francisco.

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J. Moses Ceaser is a photographer and community activist who plays lots of soccer, watches too much bad TV, and runs a cooking group called Frugal Foodies. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Frank Lavelle has self-published twenty books of his photographs, most recently Eat the Baby, about women’s roller derby. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his two sons and his wife, who is a roller-derby competitor.

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Fiona Lenz has lived in Los Angeles for her whole life, but she has just moved across the country to attend Syracuse University in New York as a photography major. Her photograph on page 4 of this issue is her first publication.

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Daniel Limmer is a photographer and author living in Kennebunk, Maine. He has been a paramedic for thirty-two years and has written more than a dozen textbooks for emergency medical personnel.

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Abraham Menashe was born in Egypt and lives in New York City. He has published thirteen books, including The Face of Prayer, and is a conscientious objector who worked with the peace movement during the Vietnam War.

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Kat Moser’s clothing store for women, Nouvelle Eve, which she opened in 1973, has helped her to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the female form, a frequent subject of her photography. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Byron Motley is a Los Angeles–based singer-songwriter, photographer, filmmaker, and lecturer. His passions are (in no particular order): Cuba, Negro League baseball history, his dogs, and the voice of Dionne Warwick.

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Gina Nero was born in Melbourne, Australia, and lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Melissa Shook is a photographer and writer who lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Her subjects have included homelessness, aging, and the lives of migrant workers at Suffolk Downs, a racetrack in East Boston. If she weren’t a photographer, she says, she would be a thoroughbred trainer.

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Linda Smogor lives in Homer, Alaska. Her photograph on page 18 of this issue was taken while she walked with her boyfriend in a snowstorm.

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Cynthia Wood is a documentary and fine-art photographer living in San Francisco. She also sings in a secular community choir. A long time ago, in her twenties, she lived in Paris, where a piece of her heart still resides.

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On The Cover

Sandy Carter is a freelance photographer based in Bellingham, Washington. Her documentary photographs appear in the book Women in Medicine: A Celebration of Their Work. She says the hands on this month’s cover belong to an Ecuadorian woman she met in Quito in February 2013.

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