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Contributors

August 2008

Writers

Mark Belair is a drummer and percussionist who has recorded with jazz greats Bill Evans and Joe Lovano and performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His poems are forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Fulcrum, and Michigan Quarterly Review. He lives in New York City.

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Louis E. Bourgeois is the author of The Gar Diaries (Community Press) and The Animal (BlazeVOX Books) and is founder and editor of VOX Press. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where he teaches writing and philosophy at the University of Mississippi.

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Michelle Cacho-Negrete lives in Wells, Maine, where she is relishing the brief break between spring’s black flies and summer’s mosquitoes. Her work has appeared in Sierra and Psychotherapy Networker. She teaches writing both in person and online.

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Ethan Hubbard’s photos and writing in this issue are from his latest book, Grandfather’s Gift: A Journey to the Heart of the World (Heron Dance Press). He lives in Chelsea, Vermont.

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David Kupfer is spending this summer working on an organic farm in the Pacific Northwest. He lives in San Rafael, California, and his writing has appeared in Whole Earth, the Progressive, and New Farm.

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Christina Rosalie Sbarro, when not writing, teaching, or taking walks with her three-year-old son, can be found in her studio painting and drawing. Her writing has appeared in Mothering, and she is currently working on a collection of short stories. She lives in Jericho, Vermont.

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Sparrow resides in a double-wide trailer in Phoenicia, New York (a hamlet of the Catskill Mountains), with his wife, Violet Snow, and daughter, Sylvia. He is reading the works of Freud ­— two pages a day.

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Katrina Vandenberg is the author of a poetry collection called Atlas (Milkweed Editions). She volunteers at the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis and lives with her husband in St. Paul, Minnesota, where they are restoring a 1920s bungalow.

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Meghan Wynne teaches English at Muskingum College and lives in the tiny town of New Concord, Ohio, where astronaut John Glenn was raised. (“It’s our only claim to fame,” she says, “and we never let anybody forget it.”) Her fiction has appeared in StoryQuarterly, and she is at work on a novel.

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Photographers

James Carroll gazed out car windows as a child and imagined stories to fit the scenes he saw, a practice he believes led to his forty-year career as a photographer. He lives in New York City.

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Jim Colando taught high-school English for thirty years before devoting himself to photography full time. His work has been published in Shots, Shutterbug, and Photographer’s Forum. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Char Marie Flood’s photographs have been published on greeting cards as well as in Kalliope and Shots. She lives in Chicago.

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Reinhard Gorn is a commercial photographer, but he prefers to take pictures of strangers on city streets. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

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Kari Haga says she has more film in her freezer than food. She is a graphic artist for Montana’s largest daily newspaper and lives in Billings, Montana.

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Clemens Kalischer signed up for his first photography course in 1947 and has been taking pictures ever since. He lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he has run the Image Gallery for more than thirty years.

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Wayne Klaw has worked for the past thirty-six years as an airline pilot to support his family and his camera habit. He lives in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.

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Chris Kresser lives in Oakland, California.

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Christi Martin lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where she is a student at Louisiana Tech University.

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Ashley Y. Matthews is a photography student who plans to get a master’s degree in counseling. She lives in Pineville, Louisiana.

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Ryan Perez graduated from high school in 2007 and will study film at Full Sail University in Florida this fall. He lives in Stittville, New York.

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Rebecca Sullivan makes her living as a portrait and street photographer and is working on a project in Istanbul, Turkey. She lives with her two sons in Seattle, Washington.

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Julia Tuchman lives in New York City.

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Lynne Jaeger Weinstein’s photographs have been published in Orion, Parenting, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She lives in Putney, Vermont, where she likes to take pictures of people doing domestic chores.

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On The Cover

Thomas Hyde is a photographer who lives with his wife in Elma, Washington. When he’s in a new town, the first thing he does is seek out the one diner where young and old people congregate, away from the TV and other distractions. He took this month’s cover photograph at a diner in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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