by Suzanne Kamata ’87
This collection of 12 short stories focuses on how a woman handles living in another country while still remaining her own person. The stories take place mostly in Japan, where the author lives with her husband and two children, and where immigrant women have to adjust to a vastly different culture. The characters in the stories vary in age and situation, giving a broad look at the cultural experiences of a female ex-patriate. Kamata’s short stories, essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in more than 100 publications including New York Stories, Calyx, Crab Orchard Review, Pleiades, Kyoto Journal, The Utne Reader, The Japan Times, Brain, Child, Skirt!, Ladybug and Cicada. Her work also appears in the anthologies Yaponesia, The Beacon Best of 1999, It's a Boy, It's a Girl, Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined, Not What I Expected and Summer Shorts. She is editor of the e-zine Literary Mama, and edits and publishes the literary magazine Yomimono.
by Michael Limbert ’92
Photographer Michael Limbert focuses his work on “what pops out from the background.” The reason he takes photos, Limbert says, is to feel the before and after. Rangefound includes images from his photo blog, as well as street photography, field photography, hotel photography, road photography, shop photography, and more. He has published a number of books of his work, including Wave, a limited-run book of images from a year’s worth of travels across the United States, American Tour, and State Fair. His work has also appeared in Monocle, NRC Handelsblad, The Sun, Paste Magazine, Screen Magazine, Marlboro Team Penske, and The Detroit Metro Times. Limbert is currently shooting images of "environmental urban isolation" for himself and future projects.