S. K. Kruse grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, then left for Madison to earn her degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and launch her writing career. After making her big debut in The Onion, however, she found herself on a twenty-five-year sabbatical to raise eleven children. Since emerging from this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction period of her life, her writing has been longlisted for the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction and has won multiple awards in the National League of American Pen Women’s “Soul-making Keats Literary Competition.”

Books by S. K. Kruse

Tales From the Liminal, 2021, Deuxmers

As the son of a newspaperman, Omer Kursat discovered photography at an early age as he observed journalists with cameras, typewriters and telex machines transforming the news into printed words and pictures on a daily basis. This influence also defines his current candid style for street and documentary photography.

Books by Omer Kursat

Keep the Change, 2018, Deuxmers

Peggy Ferris Photographs, 2018, Deuxmers

Dreaming of IONA, 2018, Deuxmers

Young Turks, 2014, Deuxmers

Over the Pali, 2:00 AM, No Pork, 2011, Deuxmers

Elsha Taya Travis (formerly Elsha Bohnert) creates art and poems from wandering around and reimagining things lost, forgotten and trashed. Born in Indonesia before World War II from Dutch-Indonesian parents, she came to the US via The Netherlands as a refugee. Hawaii is the closest she comes to heaven on earth.

Books by Elsha Taya Travis

Michael Sanders, a physician, scientist, writer and poet, received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Cornell University and his MD from New York University Medical School. His first book of poetry, Fun in Space, Love in a Violent World & Other Poems was published in 2014. Dr. Sanders currently lives with his wife Diane in southern Florida and is a professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Books by Michael Sanders

Fun in Space, Love in a Violent World & Other Poems, 2014

American Crabgrass (Two Seas Volume I), 2016, Deuxmers

The Evil That Men Do, 2017, Deuxmers

Peter Shaindlin moves unpredictably between creative writing, music, pho­tog­raphy, and the teaching of aesthetics. His primary poetic influences include Octavio Paz, Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Rexroth, and Federico Garcia Lorca. An alumnus of the University of Oxford, he resides in Hawaii and prefers imaginary travel to that of the physical journey.

Books by Peter Shaindlin

18 Passions, 2013, Deuxmers

Citizen Steele, 2015, Deuxmers

The Swans of Pergusa, 2015, Deuxmers

Berlin: The Living and the Dead (Two Seas Volume II), 2017, Deuxmers

Ravens, Nights, 2020, Deuxmers

Lee Siegel, Emeritus Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii, has published eight novels, four non-fiction books, and a translation of Sanskrit love poetry. Siegel’s writing has earned him a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two Residency awards at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and the Elliot Cades Award for Literature.

Books by Lee Siegel


Typerotica, 2020, Deuxmers

Horseplay: Equine Fables of Love and Death, 2020, Deuxmers

City of Dreadful Night: A Tale of Horror and the Macabre in India

Love in a Dead Language: A Romance

Love and Other Games of Chance: A Novelty

Who Wrote the Book of Love?

Love and the Incredibly Old Man

Trance-Migrations: Stories of India, Tales of Hypnosis


Sacred and Profane Love in Indian Traditions

Fires of Love/Waters of Peace: Passion and Renunciation in Indian Traditions

Laughing Matters: India’s Comic Tradition

Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India


The Gitagovinda of Jayadeva: Love Songs of Radha and Krishna