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Contributors

January 2018

Writers

Ellen Bass is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches creative writing at Pacific University. She agrees with Julia Child: “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”

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Kathleen Hawes lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, with a seven-year-old, Lego-playing ninja. She is pursuing an English degree at Smith College and is good at pillow fights, making grilled-cheese sandwiches, and eating grilled-cheese sandwiches.

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Kurt Luchs lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he manages a group of radio stations. Sagging Meniscus Press recently published his humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny).

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Tim McKee is the publisher at North Atlantic Books. He lives with his family in a small house with a big backyard in Oakland, California.

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H.L. Mencken was a longtime contributor of editorials and opinion pieces to The Baltimore Sun. He died in 1956.

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Dan Musgrave grew up in rural Kansas, where he preferred the company of animals to that of humans. He is a literary fellow with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and is working on a collection of essays and a novel inspired by his cognitive research on great apes.

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Brenda Peynado used to work in computer security. Now she teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida, trains dogs, and grows pineapples.

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Jacob Scheier studies creative writing at the Ohio State University. He is the author of two poetry collections, Letter from Brooklyn and More to Keep Us Warm, and a nonfiction e-book, My Never-Ending Acid Trip.

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Heather Sellers lives in a bright-pink house in Saint Petersburg, Florida, very near where she grew up. She mentors young writers and is the author of the memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know.

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Photographers

Sara Feld is a photographer and massage therapist who lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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Carlos Gustavo is from New York City and spends much of his time taking photos on the road, though he doesn’t care for highways and interstates.

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Frank Hamrick’s favorite days are the ones that don’t involve looking at a computer. He teaches at Louisiana Tech University School of Design and lives in Ruston, Louisiana.

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George E. Holroyd lives with his wife in Budapest, Hungary. His work has been exhibited in Milan, Italy; Portland, Oregon; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jon Kral spent decades taking photographs for three daily Florida newspapers. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.

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Kron Krasniqi is a photographer who lives in Pristina, Kosovo.

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Kristina Krause lives in Glendale, California. She began taking photographs as a means of staying sane while she pursued her PhD.

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Thom Lang has traveled with his wife, Brigette, to more than thirty countries, but his home, New York City, is still his favorite place.

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Frank Lavelle’s first time on a motorcycle was when he rode one ten thousand miles around Europe at the age of twenty-two. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Stan Lewis is a photographer who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Matt Nighswander lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured in Adbusters, Cause & Effect, and The New York Times international edition.

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Fernando Villela was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives and works in New York City.

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On The Cover

Kim Turner-Smith is a photographer and stay-at-home mother of two who lives in Tampa Bay, Florida. She took this month’s cover photo, of her four-year-old daughter, while on vacation in Farran, Ireland.

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