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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

June 2002

Writers

Poe Ballantine recently attempted to make the first transatlantic crossing by canoe but drowned fourteen feet off the New Jersey shoreline. “Where the Rain Belongs” will appear in his forthcoming collection of essays, Things I Like about America, available online now at www.hawthornebooks.com.

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Jane Eklund’s recent obsessions include the Virgin Mary, Amelia Earhart, and Suzanne Pleshette. She edits a weekly newspaper in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and her poems have appeared recently in Poetry Northwest, the Southern Poetry Review, and the Larcom Review.

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Graham Hewson lives in San Francisco and has had stories published in the Atlantic Monthly, Fourteen Hills, Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, and Crazyhorse. His story in this issue was inspired by Italo Calvino’s story “Numbers in the Dark.”

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Kathryn Hunt is a freelance writer and documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared in Willow Springs, Crab Creek Review, and Calyx. She recently pulled up stakes in Seattle and moved up the coast to Port Townsend, Washington, where she and her longtime companion are building a house. Until their new home is finished, she is a gardener without a garden; she is trying to be patient.

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Derrick Jensen’s most recent book is The Culture of Make-Believe (Context Books). He recently put out a live spoken-word CD called Standup Tragedy. He lives in Crescent City, California, where he works to improve the habitat of California red-legged frogs and coho salmon.

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Lois A. Judson lives at the North Pole. She recently left her job doing quality control on snowflakes and got hired at Santa’s workshop. She is often bothered by the sense that she is a figment of her own imagination.

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Suniti Landgé lives with her children in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was born and raised in India, but has lived outside the subcontinent for sixteen years, first in England and then in Canada. She writes for Performing Arts and Entertainment magazine and has had one short story published in the Alaska Quarterly Review.

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Alane Salierno Mason is a book editor in New York City. She translated, as a labor of love, Elio Vittorini’s magnificent short novel Conversations in Sicily (New Directions). “The Exegesis of Eating” was selected for Best Spiritual Writing 2001, edited by Philip Zaleski, and will also appear in We Begin with Food, an anthology of Italian American women writing on food, forthcoming from the Feminist Press.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Ruth L. Schwartz’s newest book is Edgewater (Harper Collins), a 2001 National Poetry Series winner. She teaches at California State University, Fresno, and hangs out in Oakland with regular Sun contributor Alison Luterman.

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Photographers

Roy Arenella lives in New York City.

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Jon Caputo lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Bleu Cease lives in Naples, New York.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Sara Ferguson lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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Michael Galinsky lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Edis Jurčys lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Jason Langer lives in San Francisco, California.

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Marjorie Nichols lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Maggie Preston lives in Healdsburg, California.

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Craig J. Satterlee lives in Powell, Wyoming.

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Melissa Shook lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

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Suzi Q. Varin lives in Redwood City, California.

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Harry Wilson lives in Bakersfield, California.

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On The Cover

David Andrews took this photograph on a summer evening at a friend’s house in Knoxville’s Fort Sanders district. It was after dinner, and ceramic artist Judith Condon had walked outside to check on a kiln firing. David Andrews lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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