Issue 423 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

March 2011

Writers

Alexis Adams lives with her children, Jasper and Sylvie, in two rural communities on opposite sides of the Atlantic: one in Montana, the other in Greece. Although subject to distraction, she finds her way to her meditation cushion almost every day.

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James Baldwin was born in 1924 in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, where he grew up in poverty. At twenty-nine Baldwin came into his prime as a writer and critic of race relations in the U.S. with his autobiographical novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, and during the 1960s he was a leader in the civil-rights movement. He lived in France for much of the last fifteen years of his life and died of stomach cancer in 1987.

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Paul Hostovsky works as a sign-language interpreter in Boston, Massachusetts. His poetry has won a Pushcart Prize, been read on the radio program The Writer’s Almanac, and been featured on the websites Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Best of the Net (in 2008 and 2009). His new book, A Little in Love a Lot, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag.

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Steve Kowit likes to point out that, although people don’t think writers earn much money, he and the nation’s leading romance novelist earn a combined income of approximately $60 million a year. He lives in California with his beloved wife, six cats, and two dogs.

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Adrie Kusserow lives with her husband and two children in Underhill Center, Vermont, and teaches cultural anthropology at St. Michael’s College. She recently traveled to Bhutan to teach media literacy.

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Reese Okyong Kwon’s stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast, and the Missouri Review, and she was recently named one of Narrative magazine’s “30 Below 30” writers. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Alison Luterman is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, The Largest Possible Life and See How We Almost Fly. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Gregory Martin lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife and two sons and is the author of the memoir Mountain City. When he was eight years old he received his first rejection letter from Random House, for a deeply affecting and darkly comic novel about a group of farm animals working in an army hospital.

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Linda McCullough Moore is the new director of programs at the Erasmus Institute of Christian Studies at the Five Colleges in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the even newer grandmother of Leroy, named for baseball great Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Sparrow is a “slightly roving” reporter for Chronogram and plays ocarina in the “calisthenic pop” band Foamola. He and his wife have moved back to their beloved double-wide trailer in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

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Photographers

Tony Arpante takes photographs for pleasure and occasionally for money. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Rita Bernstein has missed only five days of running in thirty-five years. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, who also runs but likes to take days off occasionally.

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Mark Chester’s photographs illustrate Charles Kuralt’s 1979 book Dateline America, and his forthcoming book of photographs is titled Twosomes. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Rachel J. Elliott works as an editorial associate at The Sun. She moonlights slinging dough for her family-run business, Stone’s Throw Pizza, where she works with her husband, Seth, and her daughter, Ava, making artisan pizza in a traveling wood-fired oven.

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Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz are co-owners of a photography studio and gallery in Hickory, North Carolina.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein’s photography books include Convergence, Among the Ashes, and Kutuuka. She has been taking photographs since she was three, when she took pictures of her stuffed bunny. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Duncan Green recently got married for the first time at the age of fifty-three. He works as a bicycle advocate for the transit agency in Olympia, Washington.

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Edis Jurĉys is working on his third book of photographs. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and makes himself a “green espresso” every morning from vegetables he grows in his garden.

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Clemens Kalischer has been taking photographs for more than sixty-five years, and his work has appeared in Time, Fortune, Orion, and Ploughshares. He lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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Rohanna Mertens lives in New York City and loves to dance the Argentine tango.

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Mark Townsend lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Passang Tsering has had photographs published in Tibetan World. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Morgan Tyree photographs small-town high-school football, and his work has been published in Harper’s and Shots. He teaches graphic arts at Northwest College and lives in Powell, Wyoming.

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On The Cover

Alma Rivera lives in Astoria, New York. After twenty-five years in the insurance industry, she was laid off and decided to go back to school and get a college degree. She took this month’s cover photograph of her friend after they had spent the day with at-risk children they mentored through the Queens College Big Buddy program.

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image © Duncan Green

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Sy Safransky

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Tim McKee

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Andrew Snee

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Robert Graham

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