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Contributors

November 2002

Writers

Todd Ryan Boss is working on a collection of poems about God’s off hours. His poem in this issue is from that collection. He writes in an office near the cathedral in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His work is not divinely inspired, he says, but some of it is inspiringly divine.

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Cynthia Gregory lives and writes in northern California. Her short stories have appeared in the Ear, Santa Barbara Review, Briar Cliff Review, Red Rock Review, and the Writer’s Digest Year’s Best Fiction 2001. She recently completed a collection of short stories called Amen, Baby, and is at work on a novel set in the Napa Valley.

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David Brendan Hopes is a professor of literature and language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is also founder and editor of Urthona Press and founder and director of the Black Swan Theater Company. His books include Blood Rose (Urthona Press), the Pulitzer-Prize-nominated A Childhood in the Milky Way (Akron University Press), and A Sense of Morning (Milkweed Editions). His work has appeared in such periodicals as the New Yorker, Audubon, and Christopher Street.

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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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Stuart Kestenbaum lives in Deer Isle, Maine. He is the author of the poetry collection Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press). His poem in this issue is from a completed manuscript titled House of Thanksgiving.

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Keith Lee Morris’s stories have been published in New England Review, Georgia Review, South Carolina Review, Puerto Del Sol, Quarterly West, and Manoa. His first novel, The Greyhound God, is forthcoming from the University of Nevada Press. A short-story collection, in which “Mr. Jordan’s Arrival” will appear, is scheduled for publication by the same press in 2004. Morris teaches creative writing and journalism at Clemson University in South Carolina.

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David Romtvedt is a writer and musician living in Buffalo, Wyoming. His most recent book is Windmill: Essays from Four Mile Ranch (Red Crane Books). He plays dance music of the Americas with his band, the Fireants.

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Sy Safransky is editor of The Sun.

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Linda Sweet lives in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, and teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico in Los Alamos.

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Photographers

Ellen Colbert (b.1921 – d.2002) lived in Ithaca, New York.

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Heather Fox lives in Reston, Virginia.

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Ethan Hubbard lives in Chelsea, Vermont.

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Bruce Meisterman lives in Germantown, Tennessee.

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Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jerry N. Uelsmann lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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Hiroshi Watanabe lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Richard Whittaker lives in Berkeley, California.

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Bucky Wilcox lives in Grass Valley, California.

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On The Cover

Duncan Green took this photograph of the sky above a coal-fired electric plant in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. He keeps a camera handy at all times, and says he watched the sky all that day, running about town, searching for the right arrangement of landscape and “God rays,” as he calls the streaming bands of light.

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