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Contributors

September 2008

Writers

Eric Anderson lives in Elyria, Ohio. Because of his unfortunately successful job search, he now teaches at various institutes of higher learning and will not be able to bowl on Monday nights this fall. He’s hoping to get fired by the first of the year.

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Alan Davis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, near the mouth of the Mississippi. He now lives in Moorhead, Minnesota, not far from the Mississippi’s headwaters.

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Martha Gies is the author of Up All Night (Oregon State University Press). She teaches creative writing in Veracruz, Mexico, and in Portland, Oregon, where she lives.

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Valerie Hurley was once a secretary who answered children’s mail to Dr. Seuss. She is the author of St. Ursula’s Girls against the Atomic Bomb (Plume) and lives in Charlotte, Vermont.

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John Poch’s latest poetry collection is titled Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press), and he recently finished a short-story collection for which he is seeking a publisher. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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Marc Polonsky lives in Camp Meeker, California, and cohosts a radio show on KOWS in Occidental called Commanders of the Airwaves.

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William Powers is living in a village in Bolivia. He is the author of Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia’s War on Globalization (Bloomsbury USA).

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John Rosenthal lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His book of photographs is called Regarding Manhattan (Safe Harbor Books).

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Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

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Mark Smith-Soto lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he serves as director of the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His translation of Ana Istarú’s selected poetry, Fever Season and Other Poems, is due out this fall from Unicorn Press.

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Thea Sullivan lives in San Francisco, where her favorite pastime is watching her two-year-old son make faces in the mirror. Her work has appeared in Barrow Street, the Cortland Review, and Spillway Review.

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Photographers

Roy Arenella’s work has been published in the New York Times and the Village Voice. He recently moved from New York City to the small farming community of Greenwich, New York.

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Rita Bernstein is a former civil-rights attorney who likes to take photographs close to home. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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James Carroll has been taking photographs for forty years. He lives in New York City.

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William Carter calls himself “a professional photographer hoping to become an amateur.” He lives in Los Altos Hills, California.

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Susi Eggenberger was a registered nurse for twenty-two years before becoming a photographer. She lives in Arundel, Maine.

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Andrew E. Eschbacher travels the U.S. to photograph the “discarded buildings of America’s past.” He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Gloria Baker Feinstein is the author of Among the Ashes and Convergence (both Yellow Bird Press). She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and has recently become an empty nester.

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Kari Haga collects rocks, broken glass, rusty silverware, and twigs. She is a graphic artist for a daily newspaper and lives in Billings, Montana.

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Tama Hochbaum lives with her husband and two children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she cooks, sings, and plays guitar.

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R.A. McBride is working on a book of photographs and essays about San Francisco movie theaters. She lives in New York City.

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Laura Noel dislikes being photographed but endures it so as not to be hypocritical. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Richard C. Russell is a member of PhotoZone, a fine-art photography co-op in Eugene, Oregon. He lives in nearby Florence and is fascinated by the winter storms off the Pacific Northwest’s coast.

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Christine Saari lives in Marquette, Michigan, and spends springs on her family farm in Austria, where she was born.

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Cole Thompson lives on a small ranch in Laporte, Colorado, where he raises llamas.

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On The Cover

Thomas Hyde is a full-time photographer who lives in the rain forest along the Satsop River in Washington State. He took this month’s cover photograph in Bangkok, Thailand. The man in the picture was waiting for a train at Hua Lamphong railway station, the main station for the city.

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