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The Sun Magazine

Contributors

February 2009

Writers

Louis E. Bourgeois teaches writing and philosophy at the University of Mississippi in Oxford and is editor and founder of VOX Press. His most recent book is The Animal: Prose Poetics (BlazeVOX).

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Jane Churchon lives in Sacramento, California, where she works as a nursing supervisor, though lately she’s been hankering for ramen noodles and peanut butter and is considering going to graduate school to ensure a steady diet of them. Her work has appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review and American River Review.

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Joseph Duemer lives in a hamlet in the foothills of New York’s Adirondack Mountains. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking (Ohio State University Press). This spring he will head to Vietnam to interview poets and collect poems for translation. He is embarrassed by his dilatory work habits but greatly comforted in his sloth by his three Jack Russell terriers and a chocolate lab named Angel.

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David Kupfer’s writing has appeared in Hope, Whole Earth, Yes!, Progressive, New Farm, Sing Out, and Earth First! Journal. He is an avid mountain biker and gardener, and has grown watercress for Chez Panisse and other restaurants. He lives in San Rafael, California.

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Stephen and Ondrea Levine

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Lyn Lifshin is working on a collection titled Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched Me, Living and Dead. Texas Review Press recently published her collection of poems The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian, about the famous, short-lived race horse. She lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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Linda McCullough Moore lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she divides her time between reviewing books for Books & Culture (www.booksandculture.com) and buttonholing strangers on the street to ask if they know anyone who might care to publish a collection of short stories.

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Yehoshua November lives in Morristown, New Jersey, with his wife and three children and teaches composition at Rutgers University and Touro College. His poem in this issue is dedicated to his grandparents, who passed away years apart, but on the same day of the Hebrew calendar — a fact he sees as symbolic of their unique connection.

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Bruce Holland Rogers lives in Eugene, Oregon, where the winter rains have taught him to swallow antidepressants. He is the author of Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer (Invisible Cities Press).

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Sparrow’s latest plan is to become a gourmet cook, but his first dish came out lukewarm and overly spicy. Look for his recent adventures on www.sparrowforprez.com.

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Mary Zelinka works at the Center against Rape and Domestic Violence in Corvallis, Oregon. If she could take her friends and job with her, she’d move to the coast and walk on the beach every day no matter what the weather. Her writing has appeared in Calyx, Open Spaces, and Out of Line.

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Photographers

Danielle Austen is a freelance photographer based in central New Jersey.

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Anna Blackshaw is a writer and documentary photographer who coauthored the award-winning book No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa. She lives in the old mill town of Bynum, North Carolina, and dreams of turning her overgrown garden into an oasis.

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Erica Burkhart is a romantic scientist with a love of the natural world. She lives in Portland, Maine, and her work has been shown at the Space Gallery there.

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Mark Chester lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In May he will be showing photographs from his travels in French-speaking countries at the French Library in Boston.

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Martin Fishman lives in Brooklyn, New York, and takes photographs all over New York City.

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Kayo Lackey was born and raised in Japan and moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. She takes most of her photographs on the street.

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Anna Kaufman Moon is kind to all animals, including snakes and rodents. Her photographs have appeared in LIFE, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. She lives in Cobleskill, New York.

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Lichen Richardson is named after a composite organism consisting of a fungus and an algae living in symbiotic association. She took her first photograph at the age of three (with the help of her father) and has had a camera in her hands ever since. She lives in Shandaken, New York.

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Nicholas Zelinka was a pilot for Eastern Airlines from 1942 until his retirement in 1976. He died in January 2008.

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On The Cover

Gloria Baker Feinstein is the author of two books of photographs, Convergence and Among the Ashes (both Yellow Bird Press). She took this month’s cover photograph in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The girl in the picture is the daughter of a friend.

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