some notes on some contributors
Poet, composer of music (Max Able / Abel, Rawls & Hayes) and spoken-word performer (Scapeweavel), L. Ward Abel lives in rural Georgia, and has been widely published in the U.S. and Europe, including White Pelican Review, The Pedestal, erbacce (UK), Versal (Netherlands), Open Wide (UK), Ink Pot, Texas Poetry Journal, others. His chapbook, Peach Box and Verge, has been recently published by Little Poem Press. His new book of poems, Jonesing For Byzantium, will be published later this year at UK Authors Press (Bristol, UK). Abel's website is www.universecanoe.com.
Giuseppe Agosta lives in London (UK).
Jim Benz is an unemployed American poet, living in Minneapolis MN. His work has appeared in various other places, most recently in DISPATCH, Letter X, and Haggard and Halloo.
John Brewer is a 40 year old photographer living in Bristol, UK. He is particularly interested in early photographic processes, Dada and Surrealism.
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?
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.
Zoë Dark is a seventeen year old Canadian student soon to be an Environmental Science major. She suffers from a possible addiction to metaphors.
Liza Granville has published a novel with Flame Books, Curing the Pig ('a massively addictive and surreal black comedy' Big Issue). Immanion are to publish two further novels, The Crack of Doom (September 2006) and Until the Skies Fall (January 2007). Two of her stories are also included in Loffing Matters, an anthology to be published by The Tindal Press (July 2006).
Michael Haanel is a photographer, who lives in Portland, Oregon
A native of the Monterey Peninsula, Nicole Henares lives in San Francisco with two cats and one husband.
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."
Brent Powers ain't talking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
Peter Tennant is the book reviewer for International Horror Guild Award winning magazine The Third Alternative, soon to be relaunched as Black Static (www.ttapress.com), and non-fiction editor for the Whispers of Wickedness
print-zine and website (www.ookami.co.uk). His chapbook "The Cold Blue Collection" and novella "A Halloween Story" are available through the Whispers online store. Peter has had more than 150 stories and over 400 reviews published in the UK Small Press, plus poetry, articles, opinion columns etc. An almost complete bibliography can be found at Midnight Street and Peter was the featured writer in #2 of that magazine. In the past he has been part of the editorial team at British Fantasy Society Award winning horror magazine Peeping Tom and Hugo nominated Interzone, and he still proofreads for the latter. He can be contacted via message boards at Whispers or TTA.
Ernest Williamson III is a self-taught painter and pianist, who has published poetry and visual art in over sixty online and print journals. He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Memphis. Currently, Ernest is a doctoral student at Seton Hall University in the field of Higher Education and he is a member of The International High IQ Society based in New York City. Ernest is 29 years old and he appreciates yourcriticisms of his work. View his website:www.eyeoftheart.com/ErnestWilliamsonIII