Issue 554 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


February 2022


Rebecca Baggett worked as an academic advisor at the University of Georgia before she retired. Her first full-length poetry collection, The Woman Who Lives without Money, will be published in March.


Esther Ehrlich is the author of the novel Nest. She dreams of leaving the crowded Bay Area and moving to the country, where she would adopt at least two rescue dogs and three goats.


Kathleen Founds lives in Marina, California. She is the author of the novel-in-stories When Mystical Creatures Attack! and a graphic novel about a bipolar bear who confronts the labyrinth of health-insurance claims.


Jane Hilberry lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She exchanged poems with her father, Conrad Hilberry, when she was a teenager, and they collected their poetry in a chapbook titled This Awkward Art: Poems by a Father and Daughter.


James Hillman was a psychologist and author of more than twenty books. He died in 2011.


Mark Leviton lives in Nevada City, California, and is thrilled by the recent birth of his first grandchild, Phoebe. He looks forward to introducing her to the music of the Beach Boys.


Gary Percesepe teaches philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx. He is the author of eight books, including his recent short-story collection Moratorium.


Sam Ruddick lives with his daughter in Alabama. His work has appeared in Southern Indiana Review and Glimmer Train.


Dave Zoby became the head dishwasher at the Bamboo Gardens in Newport News, Virginia, in 1984, and it’s all been downhill from there. He lives in Wyoming with his Labrador retriever, Henderson the Rain King. You can follow him on Instagram: @davidzoby.



James Carroll lives in New York City. Though mostly retired, he still takes photos of places like Times Square, county fairs, et cetera.


Thomas Clark is a street photographer who has been creating photo essays since the 1970s. He lives in Brooklyn.


Eric Davidove lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. When he is not teaching yoga or walking other people’s dogs, he explores the city streets with his camera.


Katya Evdokimova is the daughter of an amateur photographer and a sea captain. She lives in London and has been a professional photographer since 2005.


Linda Farwell lives in New York City and rural Maryland. Her photographs have appeared on the cover of Business Week and in The New York Times Magazine.


Martin Fishman died in February 2010 at the age of seventy-two. His photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Coney Island Museum in New York.


Brad Goff lives in Rhode Island, where he plays bass in a band called the Cellar Dwellers.


Caden Jordt is an art-education student at the University of Montana.


Kellie Klein is a photographer who lives in Indiana.


Cody Lampman is a semiretired professional inline skater. He recently moved to Portugal, where he spends his days making photographs, studying Zen, and eating a wide variety of small cakes. You can follow him on Instagram: @codydavidlampman.


Cyane Lowden has been making photos for more than forty years. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with a border collie who thinks she’s a stand-up comedian.


Eric Skadson is a Navy veteran who discovered his passion for photography while backpacking through Nepal and India. He is currently pursuing an MFA in art at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.


On The Cover

Thom Goertel lives outside of Washington, D.C. He took this month’s cover photo in Morales, Mexico. The woman in the picture, Agustina Reyes Márquez, worked multiple jobs to raise her six children as a single parent. Because she had not learned to read or write as a child, she returned to primary school and finished at the age of seventy-five.

image © Thomas Clark

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