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Issue #20 August 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:

  • Dah lives in Berkeley, California and these days is working on the manuscript for his fifth book of poetry. Visit Dah's website that goes by the name of dahlusion.
  • Amir Darwish, now a Londoner, was born in Aleppo and came to Britain as an asylum seeker in 2003. His most recent book, From Aleppo Without Love, is available through Amazon.
  • Jhen Fry, who contributed the poem "Into the light", is a writer and tattoo artist in Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • Sarah Gilbert, a social worker by profession, is a yoga aficionado and likes to cycle around her Toronto neighborhood.
  • Timothy Gordon splits his time between Asia and the desert/mountain U.S. Southwest. His poetry collection, From Falling, was published in April by Spirit-of-the-Ram Publications.
  • Chris Ingram, a former CBS News journalist, is author of Hey Kemosabe! The Days (and Nights) of a Radio Idyll. Chris lives in New Jersey. His website is
  • Katrina Johnston, who gave us "A Time for Replication", tells us that "the goal of her storytelling is to share."
  • Dustin Keir is a screenwriter in Vancouver.
  • Bruce McRae is a musician and poet living on Salt Spring Island in B.C. His most recent book, Like As If, is available via Amazon.
  • Thulani Elvis Mngomezulu is a writer and poet in Johannesburg with a particular interest in South African township life. He is currently self-publishing a non-fiction book titled The Unprepared Journey.
  • Samih Nassar teaches English and history to international students. Samih recently scripted the short film A Safe Space currently in post-production. Be sure to see our next edition for Part 2 of "The Dodo Initiative".
  • John Peacock, whose "Legends of Ben" comic begins gets underway in this issue, is an actor, writer, and artist based in Colorado. Join us next time for more legends of Ben.
  • Jim Read, a denizen of Parkdale, authored the story "Mookie", the first part of which appeared in our June edition. Visit Jim's site at