Issue 543 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


March 2021


Doug Crandell’s most recent book is the novel They’re Calling You Home, and his short story “Shanty Falls” was included in the 2020 Best American Mystery Stories. Recently he’s taken up boxing with a sandbag in his barn in Douglasville, Georgia.


Feliz Moreno was born and raised in Northern California and comes from a family of Mexican American farmworkers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, Longreads, and Apogee. She is a library associate and the managing editor for VIDA Review.


S.B. Rowe is a writer who lives in southern Idaho. She is working on a memoir about growing up on a high-desert farm on the edge of the Snake River Canyon.


Debra Spencer’s poetry collection Pomegranate was published in 2004. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.


John Struloeff’s first job was as a gas-station attendant in Oregon, which somehow led to his current appointment as the poet laureate of Malibu, California. His latest book is The Work of a Genius, a verse biography of Albert Einstein.


Ira Sukrungruang writes short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. His most recent book is the essay collection Buddha’s Dog & Other Meditations. He teaches writing at Kenyon College.


Saint James Harris Wood lives in San Diego, California, but his poetry has been published and stolen in eight countries. His forthcoming book, Narcotic Field Theory, has been denounced by libertarians as “All lies!” which makes sense, since it’s a novel.



JaMarcus Bullock’s hobbies include landscape painting, jewelry making, and fixing up his 1980s BMW. He lives in Henderson, North Carolina. You can follow him on Instagram: @jamarcus.b.


Peter J. Crowley’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, and his second book of photography, Another Door Opened, was published in 2017. He lives in Olympia, Washington.


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


Gloria Baker Feinstein has been using these months of lockdown to make photos of flowers on her dining-room table and to teach her dog, Charlie, a few tricks. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Michael Galinsky is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a contributor to The Sun for more than thirty years.


Jon Kral is a retired photojournalist who lives in Boone, North Carolina, with a great dog and a fairly good cat.


Laurie Minor lives in Pelham, Ontario, Canada, and is the author of four books of photography, including Jump and Moments with Max. She collects vintage cameras and nineteenth-century photographs.


Scott Russell is a film photographer and musician who lives in Oakland, California. Much of his photography is created while biking or walking around the city and the nearby hills. He lives with his partner in a historic 1880s church. You can follow him on Instagram: @skitrussell.


Roger P. Watts is a former photojournalist who now teaches psychology at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Forest Woodward’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, and Outside Magazine. His hobbies include cooking, reading, and chopping wood, and he has the bad habits of eating ice cream for breakfast and not brushing his teeth. He lives in Franklin, North Carolina.


On The Cover

Patricia Joynes photographs extensively along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but one summer day in 2017, she turned her camera toward the morning sunrays that fell on her mailbox in Boone, North Carolina. She has made a series of photographs using the antique chair on this month’s cover.

image © Roger P. Watts

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Sy Safransky

Senior Editor
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

Digital-Media Director
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Nancy Holochwost

Editorial Associate
& Photo Editor

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Rob Bowers

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