STEVEN AINSWORTH lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
AMNON BUCHBINDER lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is an associate professor of screenwriting at York University. He is the author of The Way of the Screenwriter and is currently completing his first novel and a fifteen-year film project called Travelling Medicine Show.
JAMES CARROLL’s photographs are included in the collections of the New York Public Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. He lives in New York City.
HALINA DURAJ teaches creative writing at the University of San Diego in California. She lives in a San Diego neighborhood inhabited by a flock of semiwild parrots and people who write “Remember that you are sacred!” on the sidewalk in purple chalk.
RACHEL J. ELLIOTT lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, and works at The Sun. After playing volleyball in college, she is now revisiting the sport with her daughter, who just made her middle school’s team.
ZBIGNIEW FITZ was born in Kraków, Poland, and lives in Laurens, South Carolina. He has been a devoted painter and husband for forty-five years.
STÉPHANIE JANTZEN is working on a book of photographs called Under One Same Sky. She lives in Montpellier, France.
EDIS JURCYS lives in Portland, Oregon. A native of Lithuania, he gained most of his experience with photography and video in Russia.
PAT JUSTIS’s photographs have been published in Shots and Popular Photography. She lives in Olympia, Washington.
RICHARD KOENIG is the Genevieve U. Gilmore Professor of Art at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.
MATT KOLLASCH recently ended his thirty-year career as a librarian and moved from Warsaw, Poland, to Baku, Azerbaijan.
SARAH R. LAVIGNE lives in southern Vermont and photographs weddings and portraits for a living. The mother of a fast and busy toddler, she does her own documentary projects during naps and after bedtime.
ALISON LUTERMAN lives with her husband and two formerly feral cats in Oakland, California. She teaches at the Writing Salon in Berkeley and just completed a new play, Touched, for which she is seeking a producer.
DAVID MAHAFFEY prefers Star Trek to Star Wars, bourbon to scotch, and the serial comma to grammatical error. He works as The Sun’s digital-media director and lives with his partner in Carrboro, North Carolina.
KAT MOSER lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where she runs a women’s clothing store she opened in 1973.
ERIC NELSON’s most recent poetry collection is The Twins. He teaches creative writing at Georgia Southern University and lives in Statesboro, Georgia, where he keeps five chickens who give him eggs and inspiration for his poems.
MALLY Z. RAY is the pseudonym of a writer living in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
SY SAFRANSKY is editor and publisher of The Sun.
RUTH L. SCHWARTZ’s most recent book of poems is Miraculum, and she is the author of Soul on Earth: A Guide to Living and Loving Your Human Life. She lives in Oakland, California.
SPARROW is a philosopher, poet, perennial presidential candidate, and journalist who lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York, far from any strip clubs or fast-food chains. He studies with the Jehovah’s Witnesses simply because he’s lonely. He is the author of America: A Prophecy — The Sparrow Reader.
JERRY N. UELSMANN lives in Gainesville, Florida. He was considered a master of photomontage before the advent of photo-editing software. He has exhibited his photographs in more than a hundred individual shows.
JOSH WEIL is the author of the book of novellas The New Valley, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation. His next novel, The Great Glass Sea, will be published in 2014. He lives with his girlfriend and her daughter in two side-by-side wood-heated cabins in Nevada City, California.
JOE WILKINS is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry, and two collections of poetry. He lives with his family in Forest City, Iowa, and though he doesn’t travel as often as he used to, he often daydreams about driving across Nebraska while listening to Gram Parsons’s Grievous Angel.
On the Cover
WILLIAM CARTER lives in Los Altos Hills, California, and his most recent book of photographs is Causes and Spirits. In 1983, after he had been a photojournalist for twenty-three years, he decided he wanted to photograph nudes. He took a beginner’s workshop at which he offered to pose, but no one took him up on it. He took the cover photograph at that same workshop.