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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

June 2000

Writers

Poe Ballantine dreams of washing dishes at an Applebee’s somewhere in Michigan.

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Mark Brazaitis lives in New York City. His first novel, Steal My Heart, will be published in October by Van Neste Books. It’s about a Guatemalan detective and an American thief.

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Katy Butler is a former big-city newspaper reporter and lapsed Buddhist living in Mill Valley, California, where she worships Mount Tamalpais, bakes apple crisp, and is learning to dance the Lindy. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and Mother Jones. Her poem in this issue is the first she’s had published since high school.

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Derrick Jensen lives in Crescent City, California. His latest book is A Language Older than Words (Context Books).

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Alison Luterman’s first book, The Largest Possible Life, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Sybil Smith has taken an interest in chicken husbandry. Her technique involves pretending to be a rooster and bouncing the chickens’ rear ends up and down with her hand, after which they give themselves a couple of satisfied shakes. “This increases egg production,” she says, “but I suppose it could qualify as bestiality in the deep South.” In Vermont, where she lives, people are tolerant of such eccentricities.

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John Tait is originally from Kitchener, Ontario, but is currently living and studying in Columbia, Missouri. His stories have appeared in Sonora Review, the New Orleans Review, and Ellipsis.

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On The Cover

Stephen R. Harrison is a fine-art photographer and psychiatrist living in Santa Barbara, California. He enjoys exploring other cultures and has taken many photographs in Norway, Scotland, and India. He is presently working on an Alaskan landscape series.

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