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Contributors

November 2017

Writers

Doug Crandell lives in Douglasville, Georgia. His novel The Flawless Skin of Ugly People was visible in a recent episode of Orange Is the New Black, which generated more e-mails to the author than when the book was published ten years ago. The screenshot can be found at dougcrandell.com.

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John Hodgen teaches English at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. His fourth book of poetry, Heaven & Earth Holding Company, was released by University of Pittsburgh Press, and his first book, In My Father’s House, has just been reprinted.

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Philip Kelly lives in Newport Beach, California, where each day he swims in the Pacific Ocean and says two prayers to a statue of Saint Francis that sits on his deck. His writing has won a Pushcart Prize.

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Carrie Knowlton is a nurse who works in an HIV clinic in Denver, Colorado. She has lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Niaoulen Tanou, Senegal; and Northern Uganda. She is now trying to have adventures while staying in one place.

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Mark Leviton survived the 1960s through massive doses of Zap Comix, Robert Heinlein novels, Stanley Kubrick films, and Mothers of Invention LPs. He lives in Nevada City, California.

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Scudder Parker has been a Protestant minister, a state senator, a utility regulator, and a candidate for governor. At the age of seventy-four, he is settling into his new job as a poet. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

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Kenneth Rexroth was a California-based poet who received awards from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Academy of American Poets. He died in 1982.

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Michael Torres spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist in Pomona, California. He teaches creative writing through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and lives in Mankato, Minnesota. You can follow him on Twitter: @torresremek

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Agnieszka Tworek was born and raised in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. when she was eighteen years old. She grows heirloom tomatoes and raspberries in her Vermont backyard, and is working on her first poetry collection.

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Debbie Urbanski lives in Syracuse, New York. Last summer, after a hiking accident, she checked the following off her bucket list: helicopter rescue from mountain, ambulance ride, midnight surgery, metal implants.

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Photographers

Nicholas Bell’s photographs have appeared in Black & White, Shutterbug, and Photography Masterclass. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Sharon Covert scavenges forests for bones and skulls while nourishing her unreasonable fear of bees. She lives in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

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Birgit Gutsche is originally from Alberta, Canada, and now lives in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. Her work has appeared in various galleries.

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Ariel Hodara is a Colorado-based photographer and nurse.

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Troy Mason lives an hour from Mount Rainier in Washington with his wife and two cats.

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Robert Meyer lives in Red Wing, Minnesota. Hitchhiking and train-hopping across the U.S. at the age of nineteen has left him continually restless as an adult.

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Mike Morgan is a photographer who lives on Kent Island in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay with his wife and daughter.

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Grant M. Ryan is a photographer whose work has been published in Detroit Metro Times. He lives in Marquette, Michigan.

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Claire Seder lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a student in the nursing school at Gonzaga University.

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Omri Shomer is a photographer who lives in Ramat HaSharon, Israel.

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Roger Watts is a former professional photojournalist who “retired” in 1990 to become a psychotherapist. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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On The Cover

Carol Sternkopf is a photographer who lives in Bend, Oregon. Her work has been published in Cascade Journal, Central Oregon Magazine, and 1859. She took this month’s cover photograph, of her friend Hillary, outside a barn in Bend.

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