Issue 507 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


March 2018


Wendell Berry is the author of more than forty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He lives and works with his wife, Tanya, on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky.


Mick Cochrane teaches — but rarely lectures — at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and is the author of four novels. His spirit animal is a mule.


Lee Durkee lives mostly on the roads of North Mississippi. He is the author of a novel, Rides of the Midway, and his stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Oxford American, and Tin House. His essay in this issue is part of a memoir about driving a taxi and being the worst Buddhist in the world.


Patricia Engel is the author of three books. Her most recent novel, The Veins of the Ocean, received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Born to Colombian parents and raised in New Jersey, she lives in Miami, Florida.


Tracy Frisch is a homesteader, freelance journalist, and local troublemaker. She grows vegetables on a hundred-acre farm in Upstate New York.


Megan Fulwiler left a tenured position in academia to pursue universal uncertainty in Vermont, where she lives with a big man in a little house and hikes the Green Mountains with her black Lab. She is a slow runner, a fast reader, and a social-media strategist for a startup company. You can find her on Twitter: @fulwilerm.


Sparrow’s journal of his 2016 campaign for president is now available as an e-book: On certain nights everyone in the USA has the same dream. He lives with his wife, Violet Snow, in Phoenicia, New York, where he enjoys spicy food and X-Men comics.


Cary Tennis lives in a little town in Italy called Castiglion Fiorentino where, for two euros, you get a cornetto con marmeletta and an espresso. It turns out you don’t need a whole lot more.



Gina Easley lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the staff photographer for Full Grown People, an online magazine about adulthood, “the other awkward age.” She loves travel, photography, and animals, and is happiest when all three converge.


Jessica Ekern is a photographer who lives in Chicago, Illinois.


Rachel J. Elliott is the editorial associate and photo editor at The Sun. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.


Michael Galinsky is the co-director of All the Rage, a documentary about Dr. John Sarno, whose theory about the cause of back pain defies mainstream medical practices. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Edis Jurĉys grew up in the small beach town of Klaipeda, Lithuania, and spent eight years working as a camera operator for Moscow state television. He now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he dances the tango.


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


Tracy Pitts is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon.


Emma Tidswell spent her childhood in a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory of Australia. She lives in Sydney, Australia.


Harry Wilson has retired from teaching, but not from being a backwater malcontent. He lives in Bakersfield, California.


On The Cover

Eoin Vincent has been taking photographs for thirty years. He took this month’s cover photo in his kitchen in Rockport, Massachusetts.

image © Michael Galinsky

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 Associate
& Photo Editor

Rachel J. Elliott

Editorial Assistant
Derek Askey

Seth Mirsky

Associate Publisher
Krista Bremer

Business Manager
Rob Bowers

Circulation & Events

Molly House

Office Manager
Holly McKinney

With Help From
Manuscript Reading
Dave Hart
Nancy Holochwost
Paula Jolin
Gillian Kendall
Rebecca Lanning
Lauren Rose
Hank Stephenson

Erica Berkeley

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