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Contributors

March 2006

Writers

Jean Braithwaite teaches English and creative nonfiction at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Bayou, and the Mochila Review. She lives in Lake Park, Georgia, where she frequently climbs trees or the playground equipment at the park, as small children gape to see a grown-up play.

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Karen Karvonen does freelance writing for national magazines from her home in Englewood, Colorado, and edits the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse. She has belonged to the same dream-work group for eighteen years.

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Sebastian Matthews’s book of poems, We Generous, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. He lives with his wife and son in Asheville, North Carolina, where he teaches part time at Warren Wilson College and edits Rivendell, a literary journal. He trespasses daily on the local public golf course with his chocolate lab, Ursula.

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Suzanne Murray lives in Sonoma County, California, where she teaches writing workshops and occasionally hears a mountain lion in the redwood forest that surrounds her home. She is known for her ability to imitate a wide range of birdcalls, including those of the bald eagle and the common loon.

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Susan Perabo lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is writer-in-residence and associate professor of English at Dickinson College. Her short-story collection, Who I Was Supposed to Be (Simon & Schuster), was named a “Book of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times. She once shoved then–New Jersey governor Christie Todd Whitman out of the way to get the last doughnut at a breakfast buffet.

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Eric Puchner’s short stories have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Zoetrope: All Story, the Missouri Review, Glimmer Train, and the anthology Best New American Voices 2005 (Harvest Books). His new short-story collection is titled Music through the Floor (Scribner). He teaches at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco with his wife, novelist Katharine Noel.

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Eric Rawson lives and works in Los Angeles. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Commonweal, and the online magazine Slate.

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Saint James Harris Wood picked up the heroin-smoking habit while on the road with his psychedelic punk blues band, the Saint James Catastrophe. He is now in a California prison, where he has reinvented himself as a writer and poet. Correspondence can be sent to: Saint James Harris Wood T30027, P.O. Box 4430, A1-217, Lancaster, CA 93539.

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Genie Zeiger has been busy giving readings from her two new books: Radio Waves (White Pine Press), a poetry collection; and Atta Girl! (Sherman Asher Publishing), a memoir. She lives in Shelburne, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bill.

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Photographers

John Camara is a photographer living in Mill Valley, California. He spends his free time exploring the ruins of industrial-age America.

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William Carter is the author of several books of photographs, including Illuminations (Editions One), a collection of nudes. He lives with his wife in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Polly Chandler lives in Austin, Texas, where she is a photographer for the Texas House of Representatives. Her work has been published in Photo District News, American Photo, and P Magazine.

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Thomas Clark is a photographer living in Jamaica, New York.

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Rebecca Drobis loves to wear red shoes and walk around strange places with her camera. She lives in Venice, California.

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Noëlle Gaberman recently moved with her husband to a small cabin in Occidental, California, where she cares for her toddler son by day and works on her photography at night. When she was young, she thought her dad was in Kool & the Gang, because his band did a cover of their hit “Celebration.”

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Robert Graham is a frustrated amateur photographer living in Chatham County, North Carolina. He is also art director at The Sun. He recently parted with a beloved electric guitar, after age and propriety overtook him.

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Kari Haga is a photographer living in Denver, Colorado.

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Jason Langer’s photographs have appeared in Spin, Time, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Los Angeles, where he plays the saxophone and practices Buddhism.

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Igor Malijevský is a photographer, poet, and short-story writer who lives in the Czech Republic.

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Miriam Romais is a photographer and managing director of En Foco, Inc., a Bronx nonprofit that exhibits work by photographers of Latino, African, Asian, and Native American heritage. An avid motorcyclist, she lives in New York City.

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Jerry N. Uelsmann’s photographs have been exhibited in more than one hundred individual shows and are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, and his latest book of photographs is titled Other Realities (Bulfinch Press).

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Bucky Wilcox is a photographer living in Grass Valley, California.

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On The Cover

Joyce Tenneson’s photograph on this month’s cover is from her book Light Warriors (Bulfinch Press). Her photographs have been on the covers of Time, Life, Newsweek, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine. Her latest book is titled Intimacy: The Sensual Essence of Flowers (Barnes & Noble). She lives in New York City.

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