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Contributors

May 2008

Writers

Andrew Boyd is the author of Daily Afflictions and Life’s Little Deconstruction Book (both W.W. Norton). He cofounded the satirical grass-roots group Billionaires for Bush and is a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, which creates flash animation and online video for environmental and social-justice campaigns. He lives in New York City.

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Megan Buchanan teaches college English, sings with a bluegrass band, dances with a dance-theater troupe, and volunteers for the Save the Peaks Coalition. She lives in Prescott, Arizona, with her twelve-year-old daughter and her fiancé.

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Jane Churchon lives in Sacramento, California, where she works as a nursing supervisor. It is her conviction that she was meant to be independently wealthy, and she remains optimistic that one can win the lottery without actually purchasing a ticket. Her work has appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review, American River Review, and the anthology A Cup of Comfort for Nurses (Adams Media Corporation).

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Ralph A. Hughes is a poet, cellist, great-grandfather, and former sheep farmer. He lives in Oakham, Massachusetts.

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Andrew Lawler is a displaced Southerner living in rural Maine whose writing has appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Science. When not practicing serenity at airport baggage carousels, he’s learning to accept black flies and use a chain saw.

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Pat MacEnulty is the author of four books, all published by Serpent’s Tail Press. Her latest novel, From May to December, is based on her experiences running a drama workshop at a women’s prison. She is currently collecting essays for an anthology on parental caretaking.

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Angela Rydell lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and teaches poetry in the University of Wisconsin’s continuing-studies department. She has played drums in both a punk band and the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. Her poetry has been published in Poets & Writers, Prairie Schooner, and Alaska Quarterly.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Rachel Yoder was the Ohio State sewing champion when she was in the seventh grade. Now she lives in Tucson, Arizona, teaches writing at Prescott College, and is the managing editor of the literary journal Alligator Juniper. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cimarron Review, and Word Riot.

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Photographers

Nick Carpentieri is an avid traveler who likes to take the occasional photograph. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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James Carroll is semiretired after working for more than thirty-five years in photography-related fields and is now concentrating on photography projects of his own, including portraits of Fifth Avenue and county fairs. He lives in New York City.

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Dale S. Jewett’s father gave him a camera when he was fourteen, and he has been taking photographs ever since. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Clemens Kalischer was born in Bavaria and has been taking photographs for sixty years. He lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he runs the Image Gallery and maintains Image Photos, an archive of more than a half-million pictures.

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Gary Matson’s photographs have appeared in American Photo, Rolling Stone, and Wildlife Conservation. He lives in New York City.

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Jacqueline Moreau is a photographer who works as a special-education teacher during the school year and as a fire lookout at a national forest during the summer. She lives in White Salmon, Washington, with her son, a horse, a cat, and chickens that lay blue-green eggs.

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J.T. Thomas’s photographs have been published in the New York Times and National Geographic Adventure. He divides his time between New York City and Paonia, Colorado, where he and his wife grow heirloom tomatoes and seventeen acres of hay.

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Kevin Thomas ekes out a living as a photographer in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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Cole Thompson is a photographer who raises llamas on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado.

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Jerry N. Uelsmann lives in Gainesville, Florida. His most recent book of photographs is Other Realities (Bulfinch Press).

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Leah Vinluan has taken photographs in Nepal, India, Japan, Korea, and Morocco. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Alison Wright’s photographs have been published in National Geographic Traveler, Time, Outside, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She is the author of three books of photographs, including The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile (Snow Lion Publications). She lives in San Francisco.

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On The Cover

Tom Bodhi Reeves lives in Eugene, Oregon. He took this month’s cover photograph at Burning Man, an iconoclastic arts festival held in the Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada. A sign pointing the way to the ladder read, “Kissing ladder — kiss at your own risk.” A dust storm was blowing through when Reeves took the photograph.

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