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Issue #19 June 2017

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Here's some background on some of the contributors to this issue. Activated links will appear in a new window:

  • Brian Michael Barbeito is a writer and photographer. An example of Brian's camera work appears on page 7.
  • Gabriella Bedetti, long-time professor at Eastern Kentucky University, and translator of French writer Henri Meschonnic, contibuted the poem "Narrow Road".
  • Daniel Brady Fernie of Edinburgh, Scotland, contributed the short story "One Sweet Day".
  • John Grey, an Australian poet currently living in Rhode Island, USA, gave us the poem "Marv".
  • D.S. Martin provided the poem "Besides the Common Emptiness". His books of poetry include Conspiracy of Light and Poiema. Visit his website
  • Mark Martyre is a touring musician whose most recent studio album is Bluebird. His poem "Oatmeal" is on page 22. For more about Mark, visit
  • Brendan McHale furnished the cover art for this edition. More of Brendan's work is on display at
  • Roger Pridmore contributed the story "Doohicky". His Kindle ebook, Rodents, about four mice who open a detective agency, is available via Amazon.
  • Jim Read, who lives in Parkdale, authored the story "Mookie". Be sure to tune in for Part Two of "Mookie" in our next edition. Visit Jim's website at
  • Sheila Tucker writes poetry, short stories and is currently finishing a memoir. She organizes a monthly poetry & prose event in Oakville, Ont. Sheila contributed the nostalgic memoir "Best in Show".
  • Joan Wilding, who sent us the poem "To the Voice Institute", lives in Kingston, Ont. Joan grew up on the Prairies and is a former general manager of The Edmonton Heritage Festival.