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Rob Bowers is publisher of The Sun. He started reading the magazine in 1996 as an antidote to his professional life in finance and commerce. He later left his career to start an organic farm and spent nine years toiling in the North Carolina dirt — an agrarian midlife crisis of sorts. Today he and his wife, Cheri, and daughter, Téa, live in Cedar Grove, North Carolina.
Shuly Xóchitl Cawood said she would never teach, but now she runs writing workshops and loves it. Her latest book is the poetry collection Trouble Can Be So Beautiful at the Beginning. She lives in Tennessee.
Jason Jobin grew up in the Yukon wilderness of Canada before moving to Vancouver Island, where it is warm. He’s worked as a dishwasher, deli employee, and writing teacher.
Judith Claire Mitchell’s most recent novel is A Reunion of Ghosts. A retired professor, she now writes at her home in the Wisconsin woods as deer, wild turkeys, and sandhill cranes commute past her window.
Thomas Alan Orr has published two collections of poetry, and his work is forthcoming in Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. He raises Flemish giant rabbits on a farm in Indiana.
Emily Sernaker is a writer and educator who lives in New York City. She’s been getting through the pandemic by interviewing poets for an anthology and hanging out with her cat, Mr. Taxi.
Douglas Silver lives in a bird sanctuary in Upstate New York and runs a food-justice nonprofit in New York City. His short stories have appeared in New England Review and Crazyhorse.
Jeff Weiss lives in Los Angeles and is currently writing a book titled Waiting for Britney Spears. In his free time he edits theLAnd Magazine.
Joe Wilkins is the author of a novel, a memoir, and four poetry collections, including Thieve and When We Were Birds. He lives in Oregon.
Peter Young is a primary-care and HIV doctor who recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles. He teaches narrative medicine and spends his free time climbing rocks and hiking in the mountains.
Kathy Conzelman is a daydreamer, knitter, and poet who lives near the foothills of Mount Rainier in Washington State.
Gina Easley recently bought a vintage manual typewriter and is using it to add text to photographs. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Roshni Adi Jokhi is grateful to be living in the Northwest, where she is surrounded by grandeur, and to be working as a teacher, which allows her to practice for retirement every summer.
Jon Kral traveled the world as a photojournalist before retiring to the North Carolina mountains, where he lives a quiet life with his wife, their dog and cat, and his beloved Leica cameras.
Anouk Masson Krantz was born in France and studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Her photography collections include Wild Horses of Cumberland Island and West: The American Cowboy.
Louie Moskowitz is a photographer who lives in Humboldt County, California. You can follow him on Instagram: @Louie_moskowitz.
Beth Rooney is a photographer and writer who lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with a growing menagerie of plants and pets.
Bertie Taylor is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician from Brighton, England. He considers himself a technophobe and prefers to leave his work unedited.
Preston Utley lives in Denver, Colorado. His images have been displayed in group exhibitions at Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado; the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts; and Photoville’s The Fence.
Cynthia S. Warner was given her first camera on her sixteenth birthday. Currently infatuated with her new digital camera, she lives in Concord, North Carolina. You can follow her on Instagram: @warnercynthias.
Lloyd Wolf is a photographer and educator whose work has been in more than 150 exhibitions. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Matthew Moore is a photographer who lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and works in a warehouse that sells waterproofing materials. The image on this month’s cover is his first published photograph. He took it at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia, after sitting outside in the wind for several hours.
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