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Contributors

May 2015

Writers

Michael Bazzett’s poetry collection You Must Remember This was published in fall 2014. He lives with his wife and two children in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Brock Clarke teaches at Bowdoin College and is the author of six books of fiction, most recently the novel The Happiest People in the World. He and his family live downwind of a baked-bean factory in Portland, Maine.

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Jocelyn Evie is the pseudonym of a freelance editor and writer living in California. She’s spent most of her career working for large corporate clients. Now she’s thinking about writing a memoir using bullet points and PowerPoint slides.

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Heather Kirn Lanier is the author of the nonfiction book Teaching in the Terrordome and two poetry chapbooks, The Story You Tell Yourself and Heart-Shaped Bed in Hiroshima. She blogs about parenting a child with disabilities at starinhereye.wordpress.com.

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Mark Leviton had such a behavior problem in one junior-high-school class that he was exiled to a lone desk at the back of the classroom. He promptly built a fort out of dictionaries, complete with a peephole. He lives in Nevada City, California.

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Alison Luterman is the author of three collections of poetry and an e-book of personal essays titled Feral City. She just finished recording the music for a new musical that she co-wrote.

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Teddy Macker’s first book of poetry, This World, with a foreword by Brother David Steindl-Rast, will be published this spring. He lives with his wife and two daughters on a small farm in Carpinteria, California.

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Eric Nelson and his wife, the writer Stephanie Tames, are moving from South Georgia, where they’ve lived for twenty-six years, to Asheville, North Carolina, where they hope to live for at least twenty-six more.

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Sparrow lives in a doublewide trailer deep in the Catskill Mountains with his wife, Violet Snow. They have no television, microwave, Kindle, or GPS. They are the “neo-Amish.” America: A Prophecy is his book of collected prose. Follow him on Twitter (@Sparrow14).

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Eckhart Tolle is the author of The Power of Now and has been referred to by The New York Times as “the most popular spiritual author in the nation.” Born in Germany, he now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Peter Witte’s writing has been published online by Tin House and Hobart, and he has comics forthcoming in The Rumpus. He and his wife, a philosopher, share their home in College Park, Maryland, with two children and a handsome dog.

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Photographers

Nancy Abrams has lived in three states: Missouri, which is generally ignored; New Jersey, which is generally despised; and her current home, West Virginia, which is generally pitied. She has no desire to live in a state with a grand reputation.

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KAYLA ANDERSON likes to take photographs of trees, architecture, bugs, and people. She lives in Mandeville, Louisiana.

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Betty Bastai’s photos have been published in Orion and Il Grande Vetro. A native of Italy, she now lives in Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Eric Bowers has grown to love his extra-large feet and likes running, dancing, gardening, and hiking — all barefoot. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Polly Chandler lives in Austin, Texas, where she hula hoops in her driveway. She recently created a series of photographs inspired by the music of Tom Waits.

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Gina Easley loves travel, photography, and animals, and is happiest when all three converge. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Brice Jones is a wedding photographer and university lecturer who lives in Plattsburgh, New York.

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Edis Jur‰čys works as a freelance photographer and videographer in Portland, Oregon. One slice of his Lithuanian bread is a whole meal.

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Matthew E. Lessner’s films have been shown at South by Southwest and the Sundance Film Festival. He lives in Oakland, Oregon.

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Brianna Lopez lives in Colwyn, Pennsylvania, where she works three jobs. When she’s not making films or taking photographs, she watches episodes of Martin on YouTube.

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William Mittig is a retired carpenter who lives in a self-built ten-by-twenty-foot cabin in Mariposa, California.

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Arin Scholtens lives in Scottville, Michigan, and frequently travels to Jamaica to take photographs.

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On The Cover

Natalie Leimkuhler lives in Berkeley, California, where she works with an organi­zation that helps homeless youths find housing. An avid recycler, she took this month’s cover photograph of her son at a salvage yard in Lafayette, Indiana, in the early 1970s. He doesn’t remember what he was holding.

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