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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

October 1993

Writers

Sarajane Archdeacon was a photographer in Abu Dhabi in the sixties, at the height of the oil boom. “It reminded me,” she writes, “of a burlesque theater because the men outnumbered the women a hundred to one. This elevated every woman to striptease queen notoriety. I’d always wanted to be a burlesque queen and felt like I’d finally become one.”

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Chris Bursk lives in Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania, where he is raising money for A Woman’s Place, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. He is also seeking a publisher for his new book, Foot Soldiers.

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Barry Butson is a high school English teacher in Woodstock, Ontario. His poems have appeared in the New Quarterly, English Journal, and Poetry Nottingham.

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Richard Chess teaches at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His first child, Gabriel Edward, was born in April.

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David Dellinger is the author of Vietnam Revisited, More Power Than We Know, and Revolutionary Non-Violence. He lives with his wife in Vermont.

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Charlotte Painter is the author of Who Made the Lamb, Seeing Things, and Confession from the Malaga Madhouse. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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David Romtvedt has just completed a novel called Jesse Will. His other books include A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know and Crossing Wyoming. He lives in Buffalo, Wyoming.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Sparrow writes that his twenty-month-old daughter, Sylvia, “suddenly wants her hair brushed. Never before has she liked it. These sudden reverses seem inherent in us when we are young. Later we settle down to some ideology, like vegetarianism or Freud, and defend it our whole lives. Maybe adults need security more than kids because we do not breast-feed.”

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Jackson Stahlkuppe is currently incarcerated at Central Correctional Institution in Macon, Georgia. His fiction has appeared in the Chattahoochee Review, Snake Nation Review, and Outlaw Biker. He wrote “The Banana Hymn,” which appears in this issue, in memory of his father.

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Donald N. S. Unger lives, writes, teaches, and cooks in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Nancy Weber is the author of Brokenhearted, a romantic novel about a heart transplant. She lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village and in upstate New York.

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On The Cover

Marvin W. Schwartz has published five books of photography and completed special commissions for the Smithsonian Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture. He lives in New York, Paris, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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