some notes on some contributors
Carolyn Adams' poetry and art have appeared in Texas Poetry Calendar 2007, Poetry Midwest, eye magazine, RiverSedge and Charlotte Poetry Review, among others.  Her e-chapbook Beautiful Strangers has been published by Lily Press.  Her poetry has won awards in contests by The New Press Literary Quarterly, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, and Bayousphere, and her art has been featured in numerous web-based journals such as Small Spiral Notebook, Mannequin Envy and HiNgE Online.

Neddal Ayad doesn't like to stay on one place for too long.

Tantra Bensko lives in San Francisco, and is an artist, and a writer, Her life is surreal, her work experimental, and her flying operatic.

Patrick Carrington teaches creative writing in New Jersey, and is the poetry editor for the art & literary journal Mannequin Envy. He has recently been nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize. His poetry has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Rattle, The New York Quarterly, The GW Review, Yemassee, The Marlboro Review, The Louisville Review and other journals. His new book-length collection, Rise, Fall, and Acceptance, is due out later this year from Main St. Rag Publishing. His homepage is

Brandon Chan-Yung is in his fourth year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, where he also shelves books. His reading interests include psychoanalysis, fiction, and poetry of all kinds. He does not read the newspaper or watch the news, and therefore has no idea what is happening in the world around him - except what is represented to him by the people he encounters. He believes, alas! that, as Baudrillard says, "there is never passion except passion for the code," exemplified by books like The Da Vinci Code, endeavours to decipher the genetic code, etc…

Brian Collier scrapes a living from the red-clay of the southern United States where he enjoys Kentucky Bourbon and carries on an intimate relationship with Melville Dewey's decimal classification system. According to his great-grandmother, Brian has been telling stories since he could talk. Of course to her telling stories was a euphemism for lying, but isn't that what fiction is, a really good lie?

Juliet Cook adores poetry.  Recent poetic projects include 'The Laura Poems', a series of ten titillating poems about Laura Palmer, hand-designed into limited edition, ribbon-bound chapbooks and available for sale via Recent publication credits include 'Wicked Alice', 'Venereal Kittens', and 'POTION'.  Cook's personal blog, CandyDishDoom is at and she also contributes to the group literary/art blog, taking the brim__ took the broom. Her poetry manuscript 'Horrific Confection' is currently seeking publication.

Joanne Cornelius is a Cleveland area poet and keeper of the d.a. levy collection at Cleveland State University. In addition to previous issues of Sein und Werden, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 103: The Journal of the Image Warehouse, ArtCrimes, the Cleveland Anthology of Poets, the deep cleveland junkmail oracle, First Person Plural, LYNX, Silent Fusion, Three-Chord Poems: The Poetry of Rock & Roll, water*fire*light and several other publications including the chapbooks Mermaid on the Edmund Fitzgerald (deep cleveland books) and Electric Sun (Buckeye Midnight Press).

Jeff Crouch is an amateur artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. He plays at art as though it were a game of hide and go seek and has been published in numerous ezines.

Seven Damiana is working in Atlanta as a whirling health food expert. He is a fiction writer, and conceptual circus master.

Joshua Gage likes to get drunk, cuss a lot, and peek up women's skirts. A member of the Deep Cleveland Tribe of Poetics, you can trust him about as far as you can throw a wet mattress up an elevator shaft, and even then it's best to shoot him in the knee, just so you know he won't run away on you.

Daniel Y. Harris, M.Div, is the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County, in the wine country of Northern California. He is Poetry Editor of Muse Apprentice Guild. His forthcoming chapbook, Unio Mystica, will be published by Cross-Cultural Communications.

Spyros Heniadis is a self-taught photographer and writer. He has been featured in every issue of Sein und Werden, is part of the Sein "team  as Rachel likes to refer to them. He helped bring the idea of the print edition of Sein und Werden to life. His website is www.marinating the

Jónas Knútsson is a filmmaker, journalist and translator. His fictionhas been published in the US, the UK and Australia. He is currently atwork on The History of American Film.

Ellaraine Lockie writes poetry, nonfiction books, magazine articles/columns and children's stories.  She is a well-published and awarded poet who has received nine nominations for Pushcart Prizes in poetry and has four published chapbooks:  Midlife Muse, Poetry Forum; Crossing the Center Line, Sweet Annie Press; Coloring Outside the Lines, The Plowman Press; Finishing Lines, Snark Publishing.  Ellaraine also teaches a poetry/writing workshop on the creative process for schools, writing groups and libraries.

Guido Monte was born in 1962. He teaches Italian and Latin literature in Palermo, Italy. He blends living and dead languages, and ancient and modern poets, in search of deeper relations between different people and cultures.

Louise Norlie's fiction and nonfiction pieces have appeared in numerous magazines, including the angler, The First Line, edifice WRECKED, elimae, insolent rudder, r u m b l e, and Raging Face. Her work is also forthcoming in Right Hand Pointing and Mount Zion Speculative FictionReview. See her writing log at for links to her work online and updates on future publications.

Marie Rennard is French. She writes Le dictionnaire arbitraire de Marie Rennard on

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 and you may write him at

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 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.

J.E. Stanley is an accountant and on-again/off-again guitarist from the grayscale suburban wilderness of Northeast Ohio. In addition to previous issues of 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).

Christian Tuempling is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY since 1989. Raised in France, he learned photography while assisting advertising photographers in Amsterdam, London, Lyon and New York City. He specializes in conceptual, fine arts and still life photography. He is currently working on a book project depicting New York City and its relationship to the "natural environment".

Nicole Votta likes spun sugar, cats, and the Cure - not necessarily in that order.

The enigmatic
Mr Wink was born in 1984 in the 'Fine' City of Norwich, England. His poetry is routed in real life experiences and the complications of life, reflecting both the sacred and the mundane He has been previously published in Concrete, Zygote in my Coffee and Aesthetica magazine. LINK

Christopher Woods is the author of UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, prose poems and brief fictions from PANTHER CREEK PRESS, and HEART SPEAK, a collection of stage monologues from STONE RIVER PRESS. He lives in Houston and in Chappell Hill, Texas.