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Contributors

February 1994

Writers

Wendell Berry is the author of more than two dozen books, including What Are People For? and The Unsettling of America. He lives and writes on his farm in Kentucky and teaches at the University of Kentucky.

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R. Brad Epperson lives in southern California. He frequents the nearby mountains and desert and is working on a novel set in the Mojave badlands.

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Sarah Fazakerley works at Biosphere 2 in Arizona. She writes, “I have two ambitions. One is to cruise the South Seas on my trimaran, the other to write a play that has the audience arguing well into the night.”

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Jordan Fisher-Smith, at fifteen, left school and his home for the mountains, where he spent the winter in a shelter of pine limbs and bark. He’s worked on cattle ranches, surveyed logging roads, fought forest fires, and been a park ranger for twelve years. He lives and writes in Nevada City, California.

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Sandy Gerling lives in Rochester, Michigan, twenty miles from her birthplace. A nonpracticing nurse, she writes, paints, and teaches art.

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Christien Gholson, of Des Moines, Iowa, runs BEgiNNer’s MIND Press, which publishes poetry chapbooks. “The Worlds Are Unstable by Nature” is from a collection of stories called When the Creatures on the Illuminated Manuscript Walk off the Page.

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Chris Hale, of Tampa, Florida, worked on Wall Street and was a freelance journalist before deciding to devote herself to writing fiction, something she’d wanted to do since the age of six. “Some of us,” she says, “take longer than others to figure out what we’re doing here.”

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Alison Luterman lives in Oakland, California, where she teaches a women’s writing class in her home. “Krome” is excerpted from her novel Where Spirits Walk, for which she’s seeking a publisher.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Sparrow writes, “I’m waiting at 14th Street for some subway or other, hopefully the local, so I can get a seat and meditate. My spiritual life — or rather, the quality of my spiritual life — depends a lot on whether I get the local or the express.”

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On The Cover

Heitzso is a photographer, dancer, and choreographer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His performances have featured dancers with and without training, including people with physical disabilities.

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