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Contributors

August 2003

Writers

Steve Almond’s short-story collection My Life in Heavy Metal was published in April by Grove Press. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Greg Ames lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches English at Brooklyn College. His stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Open City, and Other Voices. He received a special mention in 2003 in the Pushcart Prize anthology.

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Stephen Elliott is the author of four novels and the editor of Politically Inspired, an anthology of fiction inspired by current political events, to be released this fall by MacAdam/Cage.

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John Hodgen teaches writing at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. His latest book, Bread Without Sorrow (Lynx House Press), won the 2002 Balcones Poetry Prize. He reports that none of his poems are as beautiful as his new granddaughter, Grace Taylor.

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Charlotte Holmes’s stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Antioch Review, and New Letters. The title story of her collection Gifts and Other Stories (Confluence Press) will appear in the anthology After O’Connor: Contemporary Georgia Stories, forthcoming this fall from the University of Georgia Press. She teaches at Pennsylvania State University.

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Ken Klonsky recently retired from teaching and is the author of a book of short stories about troubled young people titled Songs of Aging Children (Arsenal Pulp Press). He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Lesléa Newman is the author of forty books for adults and children, including the poetry collections Still Life with Buddy and Signs of Love (both Windstorm Creative Limited). She has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.

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Starhawk is the author of Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (HarperSanFrancisco) and the novel The Fifth Sacred Thing (Bantam). She continues to be a witness on the front lines of the Palestine/Israel war, working with Palestinian and Israeli peace activists.

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Genie Zeiger lives in western Massachusetts, where she teaches creative-writing workshops. She has given up trying to find the meaning of life.

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Photographers

Kael Alford is a freelance photographer based in the Balkans, where she has been covering the final phases of the disintegration of Yugoslavia since 1996. Her work has been published in the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Time. She is currently reporting from Jordan and Iraq.

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Alyssa Axsom is a photographer living in Lafayette, Colorado.

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Rita Bernstein lives with her family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Brigitte Carnochan was named Hasselblad Master Photographer for 2003, and her work has been featured in recent issues of Black and White and Camera Arts. She lives in Portola Valley, California, and teaches photography workshops at Stanford University and the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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Diane Deaton is a photographer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Bill Emory likes taking pictures on gray days. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Peter Foley is a native New Yorker and freelance photojournalist. His work with New York City firemen is featured in the History Channel documentary The Day the Towers Fell. He recently returned from the Middle East, where he covered the effects of the war on the economy of Iraq.

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Irving Goldworm lives outside of Los Angeles, in a suburb with many bail bondsmen and no bookstores.

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Duncan Green lives in Olympia, Washington, where he is trying to make a living as a photographer.

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Russell Joslin is a photographer living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also the editor and publisher of Shots, an independent quarterly journal of photography.

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Kayo Lackey was born and raised in Japan, and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Rachel Pfotenhauer is a photographer who lives with her husband and son in Dolores, Colorado. Her work appears in the book Family: A Celebration of Humanity (William Morrow & Co.).

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Laurie Sermos lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Jerry N. Uelsmann’s latest book of photographs is Approaching the Shadow (Nazraeli Press). He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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On The Cover

A photojournalist who lives in Brooklyn, New York, Martin Fishman took this month’s cover photograph in the midsixties on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He visited the poverty-stricken neighborhood as a social worker and wanted to help others see the beauty and humanity he found there. The photo of the young boy was taken on a hot July day.

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