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The Sun Magazine


January 2000


Poe Ballantine doesn’t need any intelligence tests. He just forfeited his juicy book contract with Houghton Mifflin and now teaches English for twenty pesos an hour in Mexico.

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Derrick Jensen lives in Crescent City, California. His new book, A Language Older than Words, will be published in the spring by Context Books.

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Mary O’Connell’s short stories have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Crescent Review, and A Room of One’s Own. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and is working on a collection of stories about female saints.

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Peter Orr is a writer and editor whose credits include Reflex, Details, and High Times. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and pays his rent playing hillbilly music for tourists. His forthcoming CD is called “You Should Be Drowned in a Sack” and Twelve Other Romantic Favorites.

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Susan Parker is a writer living in Oakland, California, where she works at an indoor climbing gym. She is in search of a publisher for her memoir, Tumbling After.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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When she’s not painting, Jasmine Skye spends her time chronicling her failed attempts at romance. She lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with her dog, who is her goodwill ambassador in life.

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On The Cover

Jeff Gould is a photographer living in New York City.

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