Issue 461 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

May 2014

Writers

Andrew Boyd led the satirical media campaign Billionaires for Bush and cofounded Agit-Pop Communications. He is wrangler-in-chief of Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution and the author of Daily Afflictions, Life’s Little Deconstruction Book, and The Activist Cookbook. He lives in New York City.

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John Brehm’s latest book of poems is Help Is on the Way, and he is currently editing an anthology called The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Woody Guthrie was an American folk musician who wrote hundreds of traditional, political, and children’s songs, including “This Land Is Your Land.” Along with Pete Seeger, he belonged to a loose-knit folk group called the Almanac Singers. Born in 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma, he died of Huntington’s disease in New York City in 1967.

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Tony Hoagland’s most recent poetry collection is Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, and he is the founder of The Five Powers of Poetry, a seminar for high-school English teachers. His new book of prose, Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, will be published in October.

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Ben Mauk is an online contributor to The New Yorker, and his nonfiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books and McSweeney’s. He teaches at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he lives in the converted servants’ quarters of a drafty nineteenth-century manor house.

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Dave Oswald Mitchell is a writer, editor, and researcher who lives in the city of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. His writing has been published in Rabble and Upping the Anti, and he is the editorial director of the book Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.

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Howard Jay Rubin is a financial planner and professional magician who lives with his wife and twin seven-year-olds in Corona, California. In the 1980s he was a contributing editor at The Sun and did nearly thirty interviews for the magazine. The interview reprinted in this issue was his first.

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Pete Seeger’s career spanned more than seven decades as he lent his voice, his banjo, and his songs to many social causes, including the labor, civil-rights, antiwar, and environmental movements. On his ninetieth birthday he was honored with a concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, and John Mellencamp. Folk singer Pete Seeger died this past January at the age of ninety-four.

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Jacqui Shine lives in Chicago and contributes regularly to The Hairpin and Chronicle Vitae. She is completing a dissertation about the television police procedural.

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Sparrow’s forthcoming book of poems is called This Poem. He lives in the misty Catskill Mountains of New York and is teaching himself to be a third-rate art critic.

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Laura Maylene Walter lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the author of the story collection Living Arrangements. Her work has been published in Poets & Writers, Tampa Review, and Cat Fancy (yes, Cat Fancy). She is earning her MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University, where she is assistant fiction editor of Mid-American Review.

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Photographers

Megan Daniels’s photos have been published in Mothering and Organic Gardening. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and teaches photography at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.

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Marcus Demery lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writing and photos have appeared at adbusters.org and occupywallstreet.com.

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Robert Graham is the full-time art director at The Sun and a part-time amateur entomologist. He lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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Thomas Hyde’s photographs have appeared in Le Monde and National Parks Magazine. He lives on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.

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Wayne Klaw is a retired airline pilot who lives in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.

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Richard Margolis lives in Rochester, New York, and is the author of Family Gatherings: Seder Tables and Spirit of the River. The photograph he contributed to this issue was actually taken by his aunt, who was an amateur photographer in the 1940s and ’50s. He has been making new prints from her negatives and is putting together a book of her work titled Loretta Judson Photographs.

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Robert Meyer is a wedding and fine-art photographer who lives in Red Wing, Minnesota. His photos have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Minnesota Monthly.

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Keith Harmon Snow is a human-rights investigative journalist who travels extensively in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Cole Thompson lives in Laporte, Colorado. His photographs have been published in B&W, Photographer’s Forum, and Focus.

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Lloyd Wolf lives in Arlington, Virginia. He recently returned from the Middle East, where he was working with writer Carol Grosman on documenting the lives of Jews and Palestinians for a project called Jerusalem Stories.

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On The Cover

William Carter lives in Los Altos Hills, California, and is at work on a book of his jazz photographs, titled Amen. He took this month’s cover image (which is also the cover of his most recent book, Causes and Spirits) in 1962 when he was visiting friends on Staten Island, New York.

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image © Megan Daniels

Editor and Publisher
Sy Safransky

Managing Editor
Carol Ann Fitzgerald

Senior Editor
Andrew Snee

Art Director
Robert Graham

Digital-Media Director
David Mahaffey

Manuscript Editor
Colleen Donfield

Assistant Editor
Luc Saunders

Editorial Associates
Erica Berkeley
Rachel J. Elliott

Proofreader
Seth Mirsky

Associate Publisher
Krista Bremer

Director of Finance
Becky Gee

Circulation Manager
Molly Herboth

Office Manager
Holly McKinney

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Manuscript Reading
Dave Hart
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall

Writing Retreats
Angela Winter

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