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Contributors

January 2011

Writers

Norman Cousins became editor in chief of the Saturday Review in 1942 at the age of twenty-seven and held the position until 1972. In the 1960s Cousins was stricken with a life-threatening collagen disease. He made a full recovery and chronicled his experiences in a collection of best-selling nonfiction books on illness and healing. Cousins died in 1990 at the age of seventy-five.

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Alan Craig is the pseudonym of an aging runner who lives in Massachusetts with his wife and their three dogs, all of whom are faster than he is.

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Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine and the author of ten books, most recently Mink River (Oregon State University Press), which he hopes someday will be considered the fourth-best Oregon novel ever. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Lois Judson lives in New England, where she works with the elderly in their homes and is at war with her rooster.

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David Kupfer’s writing has been recently published in the Progressive and Bay Nature. He lives in northern California and is the creator of the Green Map for San Francisco.

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Ed Meek’s poem in this issue is from his collection What We Love (Blue Light Press/1stWorld Publishing), and his fiction and poetry have appeared in the Paris Review, the Cream City Review, and the North American Review. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he is training for the Boston Marathon.

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Brenda Miller has received five Pushcart Prizes and is the author of the essay collections Blessing of the Animals (Eastern Washington University Press) and Season of the Body (Sarabande Books). She lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she is a professor of English at Western Washington University and editor in chief of the Bellingham Review.

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Wolf Pascoe is a physician, poet, and playwright who is working on a book of essays about anesthesia. He lives with his wife and their eight-year-old son in California and chronicles his attempts to get fatherhood right on his blog, Just Add Father.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Annie Weatherwax was the 2009 winner of the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize, and her stories have appeared in the Southern Review, Other Voices, and Quarterly West. She is a painter and sculptor who has sculpted characters for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, and Pixar. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Photographers

Rita Bernstein used to be considered the least artistic member of her family because she couldn’t draw. Her photography is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Houston, New York, and in Philadelphia, where she lives in a two-hundred-year-old house.

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William Carter’s newest book, Causes and Spirits, is due out from Steidl next month. More than 150 of his photographs are in the permanent collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Michael Galinsky is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician who lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Reinhard Gorn is a commercial photographer and photography teacher living in Berlin, Germany.

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Jarrod McCabe’s photographs have recently appeared in Maine. He lives in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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G. Alan Myers likes to cook up a mean spaghetti Bolognese when he’s not working on new portraits. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Doug Rhinehart’s first book of photographs is Desert Adagio (People’s Press). He is a retired community-college administrator and photography instructor who lives in Woody Creek, Colorado.

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Paul Rozycki has been a photographer for more than fifty years. He is a professor of political science at Mott Community College and lives in Flint, Michigan.

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Rosie Saraga knew she wanted to be a photographer when she was four years old and looked through the viewfinder of her father’s camera. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

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James Sedwick is a poet, photographer, and public-school mental-health counselor in Buffalo, New York. He has been taking photographs of water for several years, which he attributes to his being a Pisces and an out-of-shape swimmer.

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On The Cover

Cole Thompson is a fine-art photographer living in northern Colorado. He took this month’s cover photo (as well as the photos on the contents page and inside back cover) in July 2008. The subject, Linnie Krauland, had a rare breast cancer for which she had undergone a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatment as well as alternative therapies such as reiki. At the time she feared she would not live to the end of the year. She asked Thompson to photograph her and her mastectomy because, she says, “no one wants to look at it, even though almost everyone has known someone with breast cancer. I wanted to show people what it really is.” Today her doctors detect no cancer, her hair has grown back, and she is enjoying life in Colorado.

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image © Cole Thompson

Editor and Publisher
Sy Safransky

Managing Editor
Tim McKee

Senior Editor
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

Digital-Media Director
David Mahaffey

Manuscript Editor
Colleen Donfield

Editorial Associates
Erica Berkeley
Rachel J. Elliott
Luc Saunders

Proofreader
Seth Mirsky

Associate Publisher
Krista Bremer

Director of Finance
Becky Gee

Circulation Assistant
Molly Herboth

Administrative Assistant
Holly McKinney

With Help From
Manuscript Reading
Marianne Erhardt
Dave Hart
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall

Proofreading
Lauren Holder Raab

Writing Retreats
Angela Winter

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