Issue 442 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


October 2012


Anwar F. Accawi was raised in Magdaluna, a small village east of Sidon, Lebanon, and came to the U.S. in 1965 on a college scholarship. He is the author of the book The Boy from the Tower of the Moon, and his work has appeared in Best American Essays. In his midsixties he took up the classical guitar, and he reports, “I am pretty good, says my very kind wife, swallowing hard.” He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Robert P. Cooke lives in Highland, Indiana, where he hopes there will be enough snow this winter to keep him inside, working on a collection of poems.


Doug Crandell lives in Douglasville, Georgia, and his latest novel is They’re Calling You Home. He and his daughter have created a father-daughter book club, which will give him yet another excuse to spend time with her.


Tracy Frisch lives in Argyle, New York. For almost a decade she ran a sustainable-agriculture organization called the Regional Farm & Food Project. Currently she is a homesteader, community educator, and journalist.


Robert Meyer lives and works in Red Wing, Minnesota, on the Mississippi River. He continues to maintain a passion for the dwindling art of black-and-white film photography.


Linda McCullough Moore recently had an article in The Writer on the craft of writing the short story, in which she revealed her hearty endorsement of smoke and mirrors. She is the author of the novel The Distance Between and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in Poland in 1902 and emigrated to the U.S. to escape the threat of Nazism. The winner of two U.S. National Book Awards and the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is best known for his short stories about Eastern European Jewry. Singer was an outspoken vegetarian for the last thirty-five years of his life, writing, “In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis.” He died in 1991 at the age of eighty-eight.


Karen Vogel is not Canadian but moved to Schomberg, Ontario, Canada, for the love of her husband, a Polish-Canadian cellist whom she met in Poland and decided to marry one week later. In her spare time she edits Wikipedia articles and posts to her blog, Dear Mister Baby. “The First Year” is her first published essay.



Bill Emory lives with a chocolate lab named Sophia in Charlottesville, Virginia, within the Rappahannock and James River watersheds. He has a regular photo column in the local news weekly, The Hook.


Anders Goldfarb’s work has been featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe. He lives in New York City.


Frank Hamrick lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where he teaches photography at Louisiana Tech University. His work is in the permanent collections of the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona and the Houston Center for Photography in Texas.


Ethan Hubbard’s latest book of photographs is Grandfather’s Gift: A Journey to the Heart of the World. He lives in Chelsea, Vermont.


Edis Jurĉys is a native of Lithuania who lives in Portland, Oregon. His latest book of photographs is The Hill of Crosses: Gardens of Life.


Wayne Klaw worked as an airline pilot for thirty-six years to support his family and his photography habit. He’s now retired and living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.


Caroline Kraus is a writer and photographer with a passion for animals, ranchers, and farms. She lives in Mill Valley, California, and is the author of Borderlines: A Memoir.


Cyndi Prince lives in Camden, Maine, with her partner and son. She recently launched her own business, Wooly Rounds, selling a clothes-drying product she invented.


Cynthia E. Wood is a documentary and fine-art photographer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and San Francisco magazine.


On The Cover

Robert C. Kozek is from Puerto Rico and lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a commercial photographer. He took this month’s cover photograph in Riverside County, California, in 2006 while working as an aerial photographer. “You can see the rigid, man-made, gridlike form juxtaposed with the remnants of a free-flowing river,” he says. “To me, the image shows our need to own and control the natural world rather than embracing and accepting it.”

image © Edis Jurčys

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