Issue 490 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


October 2016


Amber Burke is a yoga teacher living in Abiquiú, New Mexico. She contributes to


Judith Hertog lives with her husband and two children in Vermont, where she teaches writing to college students and inmates. Her writing has appeared in Zone 3, Indiana Review, and Tablet. She is learning to play the accordion, hoping that once she is able to make music, it will be a reliable source of happiness.


Tony Hoagland lives in Houston, Texas. His newest book of poetry, Application for Release from the Dream, was published by Graywolf Press in 2015.


Linda McCullough Moore spends her time these days refuting heresy. Her most recent book is The Book of Not So Common Prayer. A new story collection, An Episode of Grace, is set for release in March 2017.


Sparrow lives in the quiet village of Phoenicia, New York, with his wife, Violet Snow. His latest book is How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (And Other Helpful Hints). Once a year he goes to Yankee Stadium to see a baseball game.


Joe Wilkins is the author of the memoir The Mountain and the Fathers and three books of poetry, most recently When We Were Birds. As part of a writing residency, he and his family spent the summer and fall of 2015 living in an off-the-grid cabin in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon. They were prepared for ticks, poison oak, and black bears, but they didn’t realize how much they’d miss having a nearby ice-cream shop.


Howard Zinn was a historian, activist, and author of numerous books, including A People’s History of the United States and You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times. He died in 2010.



William Carter’s books of photos include Middle West Country, Preservation Hall, and, most recently, Causes and Spirits. He lives near San Francisco, California.


Greg King is a fifth-generation resident of northwestern California. His images have appeared in Newsweek, Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone.


Jon Kral spent decades shooting photos for three daily Florida newspapers. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.


Adam Ottavi lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he fishes for red salmon on the Copper River and runs a small vegetable farm.


Lauren Richwine is a freelance writer and photographer who lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She recently kissed a giraffe and has been smiling about it for weeks.


Manuela Thames is from Germany but has been living in the U.S. since 2004. Her work has been exhibited in Middlebury, Vermont, and Portland, Oregon. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Lynne Jaeger Weinstein’s work has been published in O: The Oprah Magazine, Orion, and Parenting. She lives in Putney, Vermont.


On The Cover

Autumn Lee is a wedding photographer whose perpetually unmade bed is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her photo on this month’s cover was taken in New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood. The mural, titled LIBERTY, is by street artist Tristan Eaton.

image © Jon Kral

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