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Sun readers who pay close attention to our contributors’ page may have noticed a recent coincidence: our October 2021 issue featured an essay by Michelle Herman, and the following month a poem by Michele Herman. The first name wasn’t a typo.
For Mother’s Day we are sharing letters from our readers about the joys and hardships of mothers and motherhood. We hope they capture some of the ways maternal relationships — or the lack thereof — can challenge or fulfill us.
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Why do I choose to donate to The Sun? For the same reason I donate to the symphony, and the botanical gardens, and the art museum. Because the world would be diminished if you were no longer part of it.
— Brett Lewis
The response has been overwhelming, with readers from all over the country sending in their magazines — sometimes an envelope with a handful of copies from the last year, and other times boxes holding collections that span decades. If your organization, classroom, community center, or writing group would benefit from receiving a reader’s collection of back issues, let us know.
The poems that appear in our tribute to Chris Bursk are just a small sample of the fifty-plus poems that have been published The Sun. We hope you will enjoy a few more.
We hope you’ll enjoy these featured selections from the past twelve months, chosen by our readers and staff.
Portland, Oregon–based video-production company Voxity profiled Sun founder and editor Sy Safransky, who has persisted in the world of independent publishing for nearly fifty years?
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