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Dana Branscum is an up-and-coming novelist temporarily going nowhere since another car intercepted hers. Send cards, checks, organic fruit baskets.
Richard Chess has published poems recently in The American Voice and Poetry. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he also directs the Center For Jewish Studies.
Celine Costello Daly is a family physician who worked in Africa for two and a half years. She recently completed a master’s in public health at Harvard University and will be returning to work in developing countries this summer.
Barbara Kingsolver is the author of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees. Her latest novel, Pigs In Heaven, is forthcoming from HarperCollins this month. A native of eastern Kentucky, she now lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Lyn Lifshin lives in Niskayuna, New York. Her volumes of poetry include Kiss The Skin Off and Madonna Who Shifts For Herself. She edited Tangled Vines, a collection of mother and daughter poems by women.
Alison Luterman lives in Oakland, California, where she’s at work on a novel, Where Spirits Walk, about “Haitian refugees, voodoo, Miami in the eighties, Cuban Marielitos, and growing up Jewish in a WASP suburb.”
Susan Moon teaches writing at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and is the editor of Turning Wheel, a Buddhist quarterly. Her short story “Bodies,” published in The Sun in June 1991, received a Pushcart Prize. “Fidelity,” in this issue, previously appeared in the Boston Review.
John Rosenthal is a writer and photographer who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.
Deborah Shouse writes that her grandfather was a renegade and her grandmother a seamstress. “These are the two forces at war within me: the lusty, fierce renegade bursting through the fences and the timid seamstress, covering everything with smooth fabric. These are the people who make me write.” She lives in Leawood, Kansas.
Marvin W. Schwartz divides his time among New York, Paris, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has published five books of photography and has completed special commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Susan E. Ganung
Heideh D. Kabir
Brandy E. Fisher
Renée Aron Lertzman