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The Quarantine Review, Issue 2

edited by Sheeza Sarfraz & J.J. Dupuis

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Canadian, Essays
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    Jul 2020
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The second issue of a digital journal created to alleviate the malaise of social distancing with exceptional writing and artwork.

The Quarantine Review celebrates literature and art, connecting readers through reflections on the human condition — our lived experiences, afflictions, and dreams. As we face a pandemic with profound implications, the essays within offer a variety of perspectives on the current predicament, encouraging readers to reflect on the world we knew before and contemplate how society can be reshaped once we emerge. Through The Quarantine Review, Dupuis and Sarfraz hope to give voice to the swirling emotions inside each of us during this unprecedented moment, to create a circuit of empathy between the reader, the work itself, and the wider world beyond the walls of our homes.

This issue includes writing from Waris Ahluwalia, Catherine Bush, Roseanne Carrara, J.J. Dupuis, Khandijah Kanji, J.J. Martin, C.S. O'Cinneide, Terese Mason Pierre, Teri Vlassopoulos, and artwork by Blaise Moritz.

About the authors

Sheeza Sarfraz is a writer and editor who loves creating fresh, engaging, and reader-driven stories. Sheeza also consults and manages publishing for non-profit organizations. She is glad to be self-isolating at home in Toronto.


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J.J. Dupuis writes fiction, poetry, and satire. He is the author of Roanoke Ridge and Lake Crescent, the first two books in the Creature X Mystery series. His work has been published in magazines and journals such as Valve, Foliate Oak, Spadina Literary Review, and University of Toronto Magazine. J.J. is the founding editor of the Quarantine Review, a literary journal born out of self-isolation. He lives and works in East York, Toronto, and is an avid outdoorsman and martial artist.


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