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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

December 2015

Writers

Ellen Bass’s poetry has been published in The New Yorker and American Poetry Review. Her most recent collection is Like a Beggar. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and teaches at Pacific University. Her dog, Zeke, who is the subject of her poem in this issue, has been her companion for fifteen years.

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Olga García Echeverría is the author of Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas. In love with the birds and the trees and the disappearing bees, she lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

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Tony Hoagland’s newest book of poems is called Application for Release from the Dream. His uneasy sleep is troubled by politically incorrect dreams of women. But who, he asks, wants politically correct dreams? He splits his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Houston, Texas.

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Daniel A. Hoyt lives in Manhattan, Kansas, where he directs the creative-writing program at Kansas State University. His first short-story collection, Then We Saw the Flames, won the Juniper Prize for Fiction. This year, at forty-five, he took up mountain biking.

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Gillian Kendall has been a barmaid, editorial assistant, English professor, tech writer, and parliamentary reporter. She’s called herself a feminist ever since she heard the term at Douglass College, the women’s branch of Rutgers University. The label has gotten her into a few arguments and once landed her a job at Mademoiselle. She lives in Holmes Beach, Florida.

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Jamaica Kincaid is the author of five novels, one story collection, and five nonfiction books. She was a staff writer for The New Yorker for twenty years. Born in Antigua, she lives in Claremont, California.

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Henley O’Brien is the pseudonym of a freelance editor who has worked in six countries since college. She now lives in London. Much of what there is to know about her can be summarized like this: she has a mild grape allergy and still eats grapes.

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Sparrow lives in the mountain town of Phoenicia, New York, where bears forage in the dumpsters. He is currently running for president of the United States under the St. John’s Wort Party ticket. His book How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization is forthcoming from the Operating System Press.

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Rose Whitmore’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Missouri Review, Fourth Genre, and Mid-American Review. She has played for the U.S. Women’s National Rugby Team, walked across Spain, and worked at an English-language newspaper in the Republic of Kosovo, but she longs to raise chickens in her backyard. She is working on a memoir and lives in San Diego, California.

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Photographers

Matthew Avery is an engineering student at Louisiana Tech University. Computers are his livelihood but photography is his passion. He lives in Ruston, Louisiana.

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Achraf Baznani lives in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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

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Rachel J. Elliott is the editorial associate and photo editor at The Sun. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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

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George E. Holroyd III lives in Budapest, Hungary. His work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Milan, and Budapest.

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Kim McAlear lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she gardens and collects unusual seeds.

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Shari Miller’s photography has been auctioned to raise money for a Methodist prison congregation. She lives in Polk City, Iowa, and likes small things: foxtail blooms, cicada wings, whirligigs.

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Grant M. Ryan’s work has appeared in the Detroit Metro-Times and Lansing, Michigan’s The Capital Times. He earns his living by helping disabled individuals in a group home, and lives in Marquette, Michigan.

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Tony Salvagio lives in Los Angeles. His photographs were recently on display in Silverlake, California, on his twenty-seventh birthday. It was the best birthday of his life.

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Kori Teague’s dream is to be the director of photography on a major motion picture. Right now she’s a student who works at an ice-cream shop to pay the bills. She lives in Choudrant, Louisiana.

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Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he likes to take photos at night.

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Sergio Delle Vedove is a photographer living in Moruzzo, Italy. His work has been exhibited in Monfalcone, Pagnacco, and Los Angeles.

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On The Cover

Diana Hooper Bloomfield lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she plays a nightly tune on the piano for her border collie before he goes to bed. This month’s cover features an image of her daughter, Annalee. She’s sitting in a “listening vessel,” one of two bowl-shaped sculptures on the North Carolina State University campus that allow a whisper to be heard from ninety feet away.

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