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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

June 1994

Writers

Terry Adams’s work has appeared in Poetry, Ironwood, and Witness. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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Marvin Barrett is the author of Spare Days and the forthcoming The Consolations of Age. He is a senior editor at Parabola.

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Ann Buckingham lives in McMinnville, Oregon, where she works on a community-produced journal of politics, stories, and oral histories.

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John Catenacci is writing a novel about “the minimalist world of male relationships.” He lives in Midland, Michigan.

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Chitra Divakaruni teaches creative writing at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. In 1993 she won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and a collection of her stories, Arranged Marriage, will be published next year by Doubleday.

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Martha Elizabeth, whose work has appeared in Bloomsbury Review, Poet Lore, and Northern Lights, is the author of Basics of the Dance, a chapbook of poems. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Florin Ion Firimita defected from Romania in 1990 and is now translating the journals he kept in his homeland. He writes, “They describe what it was like to be an intellectual in a country where every typewriter had to be registered with the police.” He lives in Southington, Connecticut.

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Jordan Fisher-Smith works as a park ranger in the northern Sierra Nevada. When we last spoke to him, he was investigating the death of a woman who had been killed and partially eaten by a mountain lion in the canyon of the Middle Fork American River.

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Art Homer says he was born in a section of the Missouri Ozarks that would make Bill Clinton’s Arkansas appear cosmopolitan. He teaches at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is the author of a book of poems, The Sky’s of Such Valuable Glass.

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Cedar Koons has completed a series of poems based on the Major Arcana of the Tarot. A clinical social worker and former poet-in-residence at Duke University Medical Center, she lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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Janice Levy, whose work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Nexus, and Pinehurst Press, is the author of a bilingual children’s book, Abuelito Goes Home. She lives in Merrick, New York.

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Michael O’Neill is a full-time house painter and part-time writer, a situation he is trying to reverse. He lives in Philadelphia and is working on a collection of essays.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Floyd Skloot is the author of Poppies, a collection of poems, and Summer Blue, a novel forthcoming from Story Line. One of his essays, about illness and baseball, was reprinted in The Best American Essays of 1993. He lives in Amity, Oregon.

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Sparrow lives in New York City, where he currently spends a lot of time with his daughter, Sylvia, looking at pictures of llamas.

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On The Cover

David M. Spear was first reporter, then editor, and finally publisher of a weekly newspaper in Madison, North Carolina.

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