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Contributors

January 2016

Writers

Greg Ames is the author of the novel Buffalo Lockjaw. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Hamilton, New York, where he is an assistant professor at Colgate University.

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Ellen Bass has published poems in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and American Poetry Review. Her most recent poetry collection is Like a Beggar. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and teaches in the writing program at Pacific University.

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Joseph Bathanti is a former poet laureate of North Carolina. He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Concertina, winner of the Roanoke-Chowan Award. His latest novel is The Life of the World to Come. He teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

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Brian Doyle is a former maniacal basketball player who edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland. His most recent books are the essay collections Reading in Bed and So Very Much the Best of Us. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Mary Jane Nealon has worked as a nurse for forty years and is the director of innovation at a community health center in Montana. Her memoir Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse’s Life won the Bakeless Nonfiction Prize. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

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JoDean Nicolette has committed herself to a writing career, though she is still a physician and teacher. She leads the California State Parks Mounted Assistance Unit, which patrols equestrian trails, and lives in Northern California with her rescued greyhounds, three horses, and her extremely patient husband, Ben.

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Walter M. Robinson is not the Boston Globe journalist recently portrayed on film by Michael Keaton, nor is he the painter and Artspace critic. He is a physician and writer living in Boston, Massachusetts, whose work can be read in The Literary Review, Harvard Review, and now The Sun.

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Pat Schneider is the author of five poetry collections and three nonfiction books, including Writing Alone and With Others and How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is the founder of Amherst Writers & Artists.

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Janice Lynch Schuster is an essayist, journalist, and poet who recently took up drawing. She is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and The Shriver Report and is the author of What Are Mothers For? She lives in Riva, Maryland.

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Richard Selzer is a retired surgeon and professor at the Yale School of Medicine. His books include the story-and-essay collection Letters to a Young Doctor and the novel Knife Song Korea. He has described his life as “blood and ink.”

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Photographers

Alexandra Barfield started her photography business when she was a sophomore in high school. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Nick Caldwell is an illustrator, photographer, video editor, and Lego enthusiast.

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Gina Easley lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the staff photographer for Full Grown People, an online magazine about adulthood, the other awkward age.

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Nikolai Fox developed his first picture in third grade. His work has been exhibited in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Portland, Maine; and Philadelphia. He teaches guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, and lives in Narberth, Pennsylvania.

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Pash Galbavy is a performance artist and mask maker. She lives in Sedona, Arizona.

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

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Carlos Gustavo is from New York City. He spends much of his time taking photos on the road, though he doesn’t care for highways and interstates. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Oxford American, and Black and White.

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George E. Holroyd III moved from the U.S. to Europe in 2009 and now lives in Budapest, Hungary. His work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Budapest, and Milan.

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Matt Kollasch drinks wine, plays Scrabble, and listens to alternative country music. He lives in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Jennifer Moody has studied plant ecology and lives in Mission, Kansas. She’s fond of fiber arts and Renaissance festivals.

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Khunya Pan is a photographer living in Austin, Texas.

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Daniel Stern first picked up a camera after he was confined to a wheelchair. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Sergio Delle Vedove is a photographer living in Moruzzo, Italy. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Italy.

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On The Cover

John Wehrheim lives in Lihue, Hawaii, and has published two books, Taylor Camp and Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness. His image on this month’s cover is of a farmer in Wainiha Valley on the Kauai island of Hawaii.

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