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Contributors

April 2015

Writers

Poe Ballantine is the author of the cult-classic essay collection Things I Like about America, with “cult-classic” meaning “commercially unsuccessful.” His next book, Guidelines for Mountain-Lion Safety, is due out this August. He lives in Chadron, Nebraska.

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Thomas Boyd is the pseudonym of a writer and divorced father of two who lives in San Francisco, California.

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Alex R. Jones lives in Los Angeles, California. His essays have appeared in The Harvard Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. One was listed as a notable essay in 2014’s Best American Essays.

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David Mason is the former poet laureate of Colorado, the author of eleven books, and the co-editor of four anthologies. He divides his time between Newport, Oregon, and a cabin outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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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. She no longer feels the need to dazzle the world with her eloquence, and her greatest joy comes from taking care of a baby. She has been sober for more than six years.

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Leath Tonino is a freelance journalist and a poetry editor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. His work has recently appeared in Orion, Yankee, and Men’s Journal. He resides in his native Vermont.

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Virginia Woolf was an English essayist and the author of nine novels, including Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. Now a feminist icon, she routinely explored in her work the unequal treatment of women, especially their limited access to education. She died in 1941.

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Photographers

Ian Thomas Adams is a photographer and the art director of an advertising agency. He lives in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Ian Bassingthwaighte has a bad memory. Photography is how he keeps the moments he wants to remember. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Mark Chester lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and is the former director of photography at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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Michelle Feileacan is at home in both the city and the woods but prefers to be somewhere in between where she can get good tacos and beer. She lives in Sebastopol, California, with her husband and sons.

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Pash Galbavy lives in Sedona, Arizona. In addition to taking photographs, she is also a mask maker.

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Emily C. Hess works at a baseball stadium and is a student at Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Rob Jaffe sold his first photograph forty-five years ago, but he’s still waiting to be discovered. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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Edis Jurĉys lives in Portland, Oregon. He bakes Lithuanian-style bread for his family and dances tango.

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Clemens Kalischer lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he runs the Image Gallery. He’s been a photographer for more than sixty years.

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Pat Kight is a photographer and web developer for Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research program at Oregon State University. She lives in Albany, Oregon — a little corner of foodie heaven.

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Frank Lavelle is a big roller derby fan. He’s even married to one of the players. They live together in Portland, Oregon, with their two sons.

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Susan Lirakis has been taking photographs since she received a camera as a baptism gift at the age of six. She lives in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire.

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Jason Little writes tutorials for photography websites. He lives in Keene, Texas, where he shares the title of “world’s biggest New York Giants fan” with his wife.

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Adrienne Reba Lyon lives in Prospect, New York, where she plays violin and field hockey and is constantly creating things.

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Julia McHugh was drawn to Port Townsend, Washington, by the mix of artists, writers, musicians, and clouds. She plays upright bass and sings harmonies with her twin sister.

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Kat Moser maintains a one-woman photography studio in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been published in Black and White, Encounter, and elsewhere.

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Patty O’Brien lives in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley. Her images have been used by Farm Aid to promote their concerts.

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Peter Robert Thompson’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Polaroid Corporation and the George Eastman House. He lives in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

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On The Cover

Maria Ayllon lives in Goleta, California, with her husband and cat. Her images have been featured in LensWork. She took this month’s cover photograph at California’s San Simeon State Park in 2013.

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