Issue 519 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine


March 2019


Jari Chevalier is a writer and visual artist living in northern Vermont. She is the featured artist in the forthcoming issue of Artful Dodge, and her writing has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Green Mountains Review, and Ploughshares.


Anne Herbert was the author of Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty and the assistant editor of CoEvolution Quarterly. She died in 2015.


Tony Hoagland was the recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize and the James Laughlin Award. His poetry collections include Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God, Recent Changes in the Vernacular, and What Narcissism Means to Me, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He died in 2018.


Joseph Holt has received scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Workshops. He recently moved to Interior Alaska, where he teaches writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


T Kira Madden is a writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated people and teaches in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College. “The Greeter” is from her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, forthcoming from Bloomsbury on March 5, 2019.


Gianpaolo La Paglia is a street photographer who was born in Italy and lives in Dublin, Ireland. His work has been published online in National Geographic Italia and Lens, the photojournalism blog of The New York Times.


Leath Tonino is the author of the essay collection The Animal One Thousand Miles Long. A Vermont native, he dreams of one day giving up prose for poetry, only to then give up poetry for a life of playing piano and climbing big mountains.



Tali Aiona is a professional chef and baker, but subsists on eggs and toast (with cheese if she’s lucky). She lives in Sebastopol, California.


Gina Easley photographs animals, plants, and vegan food. She recently moved to Eugene, Oregon.


Michael Galinsky is a photographer who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Ann Hubard is a retired attorney, LGBT activist, and avid bicyclist living in Portland, Oregon. Her photographs have appeared in The Oregonian and Willamette Week.


Mark Ivins has happily spent his entire life with a camera around his neck, or so it seems. He lives in Longmont, Colorado.


Edis Jurčys lives in Portland, Oregon, where he bakes Lithuanian-style rye bread, plays volleyball, and keeps up with the news by watching The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


Clemens Kalischer was born in Bavaria, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1942. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time. He died in 2018 at the age of ninety-seven.


Neil Pankler lives in Truckee, California, where he restores old cars and tests his neighbors’ tolerance by playing a variety of musical instruments.


Anne Staveley’s photo murals appear on buildings from New Hampshire to Nevada. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Harry Wilson’s photographs from the 1960s will be exhibited at the Monterey Museum of Art this spring, fifty years after they were first shown at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. He lives in Bakersfield, California.


On The Cover

Jon Kral lives with his wife and dog in Boone, North Carolina. A former photojournalist for the Miami Herald, he has published books of photographs of Florida cowboys, Mississippi river boats, and motorcycle racing. His photo on this month’s cover, taken in 2014, is of his friend Karl, a woodworker living in the Tennessee mountains.

image © Gina Easley

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