The Quarantine Review, Issue 5


The fifth 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 features writing by Matt Cahill, Roseanne Carrara, J.J. Dupuis, Doug Fedrau, Samantha Garner, Joel Giroux, Matthew Heiti, Timothy S. Johnston, C.S. O'Cinneide, Jamie Michaels, Loucas Raptis and artwork by Chippewar.

About the Authors

Sheeza Sarfraz

Posted by Kendra on May 19, 2020
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Sheeza Sarfraz

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.

J.J. Dupuis

Posted by Kendra on June 4, 2019
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J.J. Dupuis

J.J. Dupuis writes fiction, poetry, and satire. When not in front of a computer, he can be found haunting the river valleys of Toronto, where he lives and works.