some notes on some contributors

Patrick Barron is an assistant professor in English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He was recently awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant for his translations of the work of Italian poet Andrea Zanzotto. His books include Italian Environmental Literature: An Anthology, Circle of Teeth: 55 Poems, and the forthcoming The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto (University of Chicago Press). His work has appeared (or will appear) in a number of journals, including Ecopoetics, Softblow, The Argotist Online, The North Dakota Quarterly, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, MELUS, ISLE, Italica, and Forum Italicum.

John Brewer is a 40 year old photographer living in Bristol, UK. He is particularly interested in early photographic processes, Dada and Surrealism.

Garry Charles - Husband, Father and Sinner - Born in a remote area of Southern England and raised by pygmy cannibals, it is a wonder that Garry Charles made it this far. After years in the wilderness he was saved by a renowned professor and given a full education. Garry went on to lead expeditions as far as Wales and Ireland. This is where he met his fairy princess wife. They now live happily ever after with their family of four tiny goblins. When not out earning money as a body guard for hire Garry writes. His first novel "Heaven's Falling: Volume 1: Ascension" was published by Hadesgate publications in September 2005 and was recently voted 4th best horror novel 2005 at the editors and preeditors readers poll. The sequel, entitled "Redemption" is due for an Easter release. "Dance of the Gypsy" is his first short to be accepted and was written especially for Sein und Werden in the space of an hour and a half. Hadesgate plan to release a collection of his shorts, entitled "Twisted Imaginings" at this years FantasyCon. Anyone can contact Garry on garrycharles@hotmail.co.uk. Heaven's Falling is available direct from www.hadesgate.co.uk.

Liam Davies' first play got award nominated for the M.E.N theatre award in 2000 for the best new play category. His poetry and prose has been published in The Dream People, Kopfhalter! magazine, Wicked Karnival magazine, Poe Little Thing, Skullgrinder, and is due to appear in the anthologies Raw Meat (sideshow press) and Blackest Death III (black death books). His debut novel is due out at the end of the year and he'll hopefully follow that up with a novella in 2007 through a British publisher.

Kyle Ferguson is an advanced doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a master of science degree from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Alberta. He has published nearly 50 works of nonfiction in medicine and psychology, five of which are books. His book he co-wrote, The Psychology of B.F. Skinner, was named one of the outstanding books of 2002-2003 by Choice. The Japanese translation appeared last December. His poems are to appear in Philosophy Now and HeadLight Journal.

Jennifer Margaret-Chappee Gale 17, currently resides in California, USA. She is a purely self-proclaimed dilettante and spends her life being desperate for connection. If artistry is to be addressed, she dabbles in the magic of performance art and freeform poetry. Helplessly, ardently, she believes in the synchronicities that seduce her everyday. Jennifer claims to be a living example of the idea that the dirtiest child is always the most immune and will preach that there are always exceptions. Having practically no confidence, but free-for-all jealousy, she longs to be inspired so she may express like the survival of the planets depended on it.

Spyros Heniadis - "As an artist, I want to share the things I see. I want to share the thrill I get when looking at something that enraptures me and tugs at me. It's about everyday beauty, the things that we see so often we never really SEE them anymore. I am drawn to buildings, to people and to open stretches of land. Vastness always captivates me, the vastness of the land, and the vast depth of an expression. My primary means of capture is Digital photography, where instant feedback saves me the pain of lost opportunities. I print, mat and frame my own photos, sometimes using a local photo finisher for enlargements."

Mark Howard Jones lives in Cardiff and has had stories published in magazines, websites and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. His latest collection 'Night Country' is available from ProjectPulp.com or through the Whispers of Wickedness website.

Dan McNeil's fiction has appeared in Alien Contact (German translation), The Angler, Antipodean SF, The Beat, Dusk, Fantastic Metropolis, Fragment, Laura Hird's Showcase, Mad Hatter's Review, MonkeyBicycle, Outsider Ink, The Quarterly Staple, Redsine, Whispers Of Wickedness, Word Riot and Zygote In My Coffee. His reviews have appeared in Laura Hird's Showcase and Ink Magazine. Some fairly pointless information about the reclusive McNeil can be found at The McNeil Variations http://www.danmcneil.net/

Rich Murphy's poems have been published widely in such journals as Rolling Stone. Poetry Magazine (where he was featured poet), Grand Street (where he was featured poet), New Letters, Negative Capability, confrontation Magazine, Barrelhouse Review, West 47 (Ireland), Aesthetica Review (England), New Delta Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. You may also read, or listen to him read, poems in the current issue of Inertia Magazine (www.inertiamagazine.com) His essay "Vanishing Artist: American Poet and Differend" was published in Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics and again in The International Journal of the Humanities.

J.D. Nelson - lives, writes and wrangles in Colorful Colorado. His bizarre poems have appeared in many online and print publications, including 'The best of the Dream People Poets' chapbook. J.D.'s experimental novella 'kHz' was a finalist in the 2003 Eraserhead Press First Book Contest. For more information, visit his website: http://madverse.com

Brent Powers is persecuted by magic in the San Francisco Bay area of California. He don't surf, don't ask him. He has published fiction in The Blotter, Hiss, Mad Hatters, Opium, Unlikely Stories, Sein und Werden, and other zines and mags. He's only in it for the money.

Charles P Ries lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews and poetry reviews have appeared in over one hundred print and electronic publications. He has received three Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing and most recently he read his poetry on National Public Radio's Theme and Variations, a program that is broadcast over seventy NPR affiliates. He is the author of THE FATHERS WE FIND, a novel based on memory. Ries is also the author of five books of poetry - the most recent entitled The Last Time, which was just released by The Moon Press in Tucson, Arizona. He is the poetry editor for Word Riot and he is on the board of the Woodland Pattern Bookstore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You may find additional samples of his work by going to http://www.literati.net/Ries/ and you may write him at charlesr@execpc.com

Peter Schwartz holds his B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing. He's lived and traveled through Israel, Egypt and Holland. He plays classical piano by ear. He is the editor of 'eye' which can be seen at www.watchtheeye.com. He has appeared in such journals as: Anthology, Barbaric Yawp, Curbside Review, Freefall, Poetalk, Porcupine, The Silt Reader, Writers' Journal and Zillah.

Dan Smith lives in Cleveland, OH. where he subsists on memories, dreams and the friendship of fellow Deep Cleveland poets.

Anne Sorrentino is a student in photography.

J.E. Stanley is an accountant and on-again/off-again guitarist from the grayscale suburban wilderness of Northeast Ohio, USA. In addition to Sein und Werden, his poetry has appeared in numerous publications including the chapbook Dissonance (deep cleveland press) and the short collection Ink (Gypsy Lips Press).

E Mitchell Stone - "Film, music and paintings are primary influences on my writing. On a conscious level the work of Luis Bunuel, Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, Alexandro Jodorowsky, and Man Ray. On a subconscious level of course everything from the banalities of Ed Wood or H G Lewis to Hitchcock is fair game. Musically, the residual stimulation of thought provoking tonalities - Brian Eno, Velvet Underground for example - have a magical occultism that rivals any therapy or inspiration. Losing the trappings of blatant symbolism seems to be the path to discarding pretention."

David Thornbrugh is an American poet now living in Poland, getting some distance from America's Roman period and absorbing "Old Europe" values, sights, experiences. He wasn't in Krakow in time to attend Czeslaw Milosz's funeral, but has attended a reading of another Polish Nobel Prize poet, Wislawa Zymborska. He runs an open mic venue in a great local English-language bookstore in Krakow. Stop by if you're in town. He is married to Butoh artist Joan Laage, and created her Web site at http://www.seattlebutoh.org/

Aliya Whiteley loves red wine and can't keep houseplants alive. Her novel Three Things About Me will be published by Macmillan New Writing in July 2006.

Wayne Wolfson is a California based author. More information on his works can be found at his site Terrible Beauty.