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Contributors

August 2015

Writers

Kim Addonizio’s new memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress, is forthcoming from Viking/Penguin. She plays harmonica in the group Nonstop Beautiful Ladies.

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Tony Hoagland’s latest collection is Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays. His work has won the James Laughlin Award and been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Erik Hoffner is a photographer and writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, National Geographic News Watch, and Orion. His assignments have taken him to northern Sweden at high summer, and to a massive forest that straddles the Poland-Belarus border, but he prefers woodsy western Massachusetts, where he lives with his songwriter wife.

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Gillian Kendall is a former barmaid, English professor, and parliamentary reporter. She’s trying to decide on a career for the second half of her life, and is considering animal-rights lawyer, air-traffic controller, or interpreter for the deaf.

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Lynne Knight fancied herself a writer in her twenties, but after several years of existential angst and hippie abandon — and very little progress — she listened to her mother, who said, “Maybe if you stopped living like a writer and actually sat down and wrote something, you’d get somewhere.” She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Danusha Laméris’s husband has been reading Federico García Lorca’s poems to her in the original Spanish. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and wants always to be near redwood trees.

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Johannes Lichtman’s work has appeared in The Oxford American, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and American Short Fiction. He lives in Malmö, Sweden, where he studies literature.

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Alison Luterman is currently seeking a home for an intimate little musical about kidney transplantation. She is the author of the poetry collections Desire Zoo, See How We Almost Fly, The Largest Possible Life, and Feral City, an e-book of personal essays.

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Eva Saulitis is a writer, teacher, and marine biologist who lives in Homer, Alaska. She is the author of two nonfiction books about whales and the poetry collection Many Ways to Say It. Along with her husband, she is the executive director of the North Gulf Oceanic Society, a nonprofit research and conservation organization.

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Tobias Wolff is the author of novels, short-story collections, and memoirs, including This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army. A recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rea Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award, he lives in California and teaches at Stanford University.

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Photographers

Neenad Arul left his job as a computer-network engineer to pursue his passion for photography. His images have appeared in The Guardian. He lives in Mumbai, India, and likes to take selfies with complete strangers when he travels.

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Maria Ayllon is a writer, photographer, and cook who lives in Goleta, California, with her husband and a cat named Spike. Her photographs have been published in LensWork.

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Gordon Baer’s images have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and The London Daily Mail. A recipient of the World Understanding through Photography Award, he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Gina Easley lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She photographs people and animals, often together.

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Kelly Koelle is a mother of four who lives in Cooperstown, Pennsylvania. Her image on the Contents page is her first published photo.

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Matt Kollasch lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he plays Scrabble, eats pomegranate seeds, and swims laps.

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Jon Kral has published photography books about Florida cowboys, thoroughbred horses, paddlewheel steamboats, and motorcycle racing. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.

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Laurie Martin is something of a globetrotter, though she’d rather stay close to her husband and two children in Muncy, Pennsylvania.

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Eva Silverman works with nonprofits and credits her passion for workers’ rights to her punk-rock roots and her Grandma Gladys, who worked in New York City sweatshops. A New Jersey native, she lives in Oakland, California, with her partner and their rescue dog.

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Susan Rae Tannenbaum is a New York City–based wedding and documentary photographer who makes jewelry and teaches yoga to seniors.

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Hiko Uemura was born in urban Japan and lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He loves mountain forests and animals (but no turtles, please).

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Natalie Young’s images have appeared in Black + White Photography and LensWork and been exhibited in China and Lithuania. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, where she plays a lot of beach volleyball.

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On The Cover

Maciej Miller lives in Andover, United Kingdom. Those are his wife’s legs on this month’s cover.

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