Issue 559 | Contributors | The Sun Magazine

Contributors

July 2022

Writers

Ellery Akers is a California artist and naturalist. She wrote her latest book of poems while sitting in a camp chair on a hiking trail.

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Derek Askey is an associate editor of The Sun. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter @derekaskey if you promise to really lower your expectations.

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Jim Daniels’s latest book of poems is Gun/Shy. He lives in a condominium in an old church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and teaches at Alma College.

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Debra Gwartney is waiting patiently in western Oregon for her favorite day of summer: when the blueberries are ripe for picking. She’ll pop some straight in her mouth — still warm from the sun — and the rest will be made into a pie.

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Sarah Ebba Hansen’s recent adventures have brought her to Riga, Latvia, where she teaches English. Her work has appeared in Brevity and Room.

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David Hinton is a poet, essayist, and translator of Chinese poetry and philosophy. His forthcoming book is titled Wild Mind, Wild Earth: Our Place in the Sixth Extinction. He lives in East Calais, Vermont.

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Joseph Holt is the author of the short-story collection Golden Heart Parade. He lives near Fairbanks, Alaska, where he often sees moose through his kitchen window and runs outdoors year-round, snow and subzero temperatures be damned.

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Becky Mandelbaum has worked in three national-park gift stores and was once attacked by an owl. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and is the author of a short-story collection and a novel.

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John Poch’s most recent poetry collection is God’s Poems: The Beauty of Poetry and the Christian Imagination. He lives in Lubbock, Texas, and teaches at Texas Tech University.

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Jim Ralston has entered old age with faith, hope, fear, and trembling — the same mingling of strengths and shortcomings he has always felt. He teaches at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in West Virginia.

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Photographers

Gloria Baker Feinstein lives in Portland, Oregon. Her most recent book of photography includes poems by Oregon’s former poet laureate Kim Stafford.

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Drayden Hebb is a retired clinical social worker and a small-sailboat builder who lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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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.

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Dan Pearlman is a street photographer and jazz musician who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His photographs of New Orleans festivals will become a book someday, once he gets around to finishing it.

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Lisa Rigge is a retired adult-education photography instructor. She has also taught general-education classes in a county jail. She enjoys hiking in Northern California.

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John Wehrheim lives in Lihue, Hawaii. A photographer, filmmaker, and engineer, he tries hard these days to keep up with his granddaughter, Ua.

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Marianne Werner is a writer and retired teacher who lives in Ashland, Oregon. Her three books of poetry and photography include Findings, Moments, and Simple Images.

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Harry Wilson is a retired professor who taught at Bakersfield College in California. His photographs have been exhibited widely, but fame and fortune continue to elude him. He lives near Reno, Nevada.

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David Wolanski lives in Dover, Delaware. Recently retired from his day job as a scientist and bureaucrat, he is working on a project that uses photography and writing to combat domestic violence.

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Forest Woodward is trying to complain less and listen more by making pictures of things he cares about. He lives in Franklin, North Carolina.

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On The Cover

Lisa Wiltse is a photographer and artist who has traveled the world documenting children’s lives across cultures. She lives in Ireland and took this month’s cover image on the South Island of New Zealand.

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image © Forest Woodward

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