Jasmine Kainy was born in San Francisco, California, in 1968, but grew up mostly in Tel Aviv, Israel. She started as a radio and print journalist in Tel Aviv, and in 1989 moved to California to study. After graduating with honors, she moved back to Tel Aviv and has been working as a director for a wide range of TV channels since. In 2012 her first poetry films came out as part of collaboration with the poet Ido Yoav. In addition, Kainy teaches at Hebrew University, IDC Herzliya and “Hasifa” School of Media Arts.
Erik Lindner was born in Den Haag, The Netherlands, in 1968. He debuted in 1996 with “Tramontane (Perdu)”. De Bezige Bij published four more collections of poetry and his first novel “Naar Whitebridge” that came out in 2013. In January 2018 “Zog (Sog)” saw the light of day, his sixth book of poetry. Lindner works as a writer and editor in Amsterdam and is founder of Terras, a magazine for international literature. “Nach Akedia”, a selection of his poems translated to German by Rosemarie Still, was published in 2013.
Guido Naschert (c) Victoria Holguiin
Guido Naschert, born in Münster in 1969, organises and presents readings of contemporary literature as a board member of the Literary Society of Thuringia. For several years he has dedicated himself in various functions to the connection between poetry and film: since 2014 he has been an editor together with artist Aline Helmcke of the Poetry film magazine www.poetryfilm.de; since 2016 he has been a curator of the Weimar Poetry Film Award at the Bauhaus University’s short film festival backup; and he is a jury member of the project lab / p 2 u. 3 – poetry in motion.