Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Roula-Maria Dib
Assistant Professor of English
American University in Dubai
Roula-Maria Dib (PhD, Leeds) is an award-winning literary scholar, author, poet, and editor whose research interests include literature, creative writing, and Jungian psychology. She is the winner of the British Council’s Alumni Awards 2021-2022 for the Culture and Creativity category in the UAE and a recipient of the AUD Provost’s Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement 2020; her book, Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature (Routledge, 2020) was shortlisted as a finalist for the IAJS (International Association for Jungian Studies) book awards, and some poems from her collection, Simply Being (Chiron Press, 2021) have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Roula-Maria is also the founding editor of literary and arts journal, Indelible, and creative producer of literary event series, Indelible Evenings, as well as Psychreative, a virtual salon for researchers, artists, and writers with a background in Jungian psychology. Her MOOC, “Why Online Creative Communities Matter”, is featured on Academia.edu. She is currently a professor of English at the American University in Dubai and member of The Poetry Society, the Royal Society of Literature, the British Association for Modernist Studies, the International Association for Jungian Studies, and the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies.
Lorette C. Luzajic, Contributing Editor
Lorette C. Luzajic is a Toronto based writer who studied journalism but loves poetry and small fictions. Her work has been published widely and internationally, and nominated several times each for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She recently won first place in a flash fiction contest at MacQueen’s Quinterly. Her work has been translated into Urdu. Her most recent book Pretty Time Machine is a collection of ekphrastic prose poems. Lorette is also the editor of The Ekphrastic Review, a journal devoted to writing inspired by art. She is also an award-winning visual artist whose collage paintings have been collected in over 25 countries. Visit her at www.mixedupmedia.ca.
Contributing Editor, Dr. Omar Sabbagh
Dr. Omar Sabbagh, PhD is a widely published poet, writer and critic. His first collection and his fourth collection, are, respectively: My Only Ever Oedipal Complaint and To The Middle of Love (Cinnamon Press, 2010/17). His 5th collection, But It Was An Important Failure, is forthcoming with Cinnamon Press at the start of 2020. His Beirut novella, Via Negativa: A Parable of Exile, was published with Liquorice Fish Books in March 2016; and a riveting collection of short fictions, Dye and Other Stories,was released in September 2017. His Dubai novella, Minutes from the Miracle City is forthcoming with Fairlight Books in July 2019; and a study of the oeuvre of Professor Fiona Sampson, For the Love of Music (Anthem, 2020). He has published scholarly essays on George Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, G.K. Chesterton, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Joseph Conrad, Lytton Strachey, T.S. Eliot, Basil Bunting, Hilaire Belloc, George Steiner, and others; as well as on many contemporary poets. Many of these works are collated in his To My Mind, Or, Kinbotes: Essays on Literature, forthcoming with Whisk(e)y Tit in 2019. He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford; three MA’s, all from the University of London, in English Literature, Creative Writing and Philosophy; and a PhD in English Literature from KCL. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Beirut (AUB), from 2011-2013. He now teaches at the American University in Dubai (AUD), where he is Associate Professor of English.
Hedy Habra, Contributing Editor
Hedy Habra, PhD, is a poet, artist and essayist. She has authored three poetry collections, most recently, The Taste of the Earth (Press 53 2019), Winner of the Silver Nautilus Book Award, Honorable Mention for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and Finalist for the Best Book Award. Tea in Heliopolis won the Best Book Award and Under Brushstrokes was finalist for the Best Book Award and the International Book Award. Her story collection, Flying Carpets, won the Arab American Book Award’s Honorable Mention and was finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. Her book of criticism, Mundos alternos y artísticos en Vargas Llosa, examines the visual aspects of the Peruvian Nobel Prize Winner narrative. A sixteen-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the net, and recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Award, her multilingual work appears in numerous journals and anthologies. https://www.hedyhabra.com/
Chris Murray, Contributing Editor and Consultation Board Member
Chris Murray is a poet and essayist. Her most recent book Gold Friend was published in 2020 by Turas Press, Dublin. Chris is working on her sixth book and loves the work that goes into making books. Chris founded ‘Poethead’ a site dedicated to platforming work by women poets, their translators, and editors. A member of Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon, she archives objects related to the canonical neglect of women poets at RASCAL, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Josh Pachter, Consultation Board Member
Josh Pachter is an author, anthologist, and translator of short crime fiction. His stories have been appearing in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and many other places since 1968. (“Pisan Zapra” was in Indelible #5.) His most recent anthology, Monkey Business: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Films of the Marx Brothers, was published by Untreed Reads in September 2021. In 2020, the Short Mystery Fiction Society awarded him its Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement.
Pierre Cardascia, Consultation Board Member
Pierre Cardascia, PhD, is a French philosopher, game-designer and entrepreneur. After a Phd in analytical philosophy, logics and game-semantics, he escaped from his university. Now, he creates games, which provide the experimental materials he couldn’t find in the amphitheaters. One day, he will return from his adventures in the World, with new insights.
Roisin Ní Neachtain, Consultation Board Member
Roisin Ní Neachtain is a writer, translator and artist based in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Her work had been published both online and in print, most notably in Poethead and iamb (wave 6). Her art features in international private collections and she is currently working on her first collection. She is the creator and editor of the online literary and art journal “Crow of Minerva”. Roisin is a member of VAI and the Irish Writer’s Centre. To visit Roisin’s website, go to: https://roisinnineachtain.com/
Joan Leotta, Consultation Board Member
Joan Leotta plays with words on page and stage. Her poems, articles, essays, and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in dozens of journals around the world including Yellow Mama, Drunk Monkeys, anti-heroin chic, Verse Visual, Verse Virtual, Mystery Tribune, Crimeucopia, Bould Anthology, and two different Sisters in Crime anthologies. She has been a Tupelo Press 30/30 author, and a Gilbert Chappell Fellow. Her chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, is out from Finishing Line Press. Her free chapbooks are Nature’s Giftsfrom Stanzaic Stylings, Dancing Under the Moon and Morning by Morning, mini chapbooks through Origami Press. As a performer, she tells folk and personal tales featuring food, family, nature, and strong women. When not on stage or at her computer, she’s in the kitchen, or curled up with a book, or walking the beach.Joan Leotta plays with words on page and stage. Her poems, articles, essays, and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in dozens of journals around the world including Yellow Mama, Drunk Monkeys, anti-heroin chic, Verse Visual, Verse Virtual, Mystery Tribune, Crimeucopia, Bould Anthology, and two different Sisters in Crime anthologies. She has been a Tupelo Press 30/30 author, and a Gilbert Chappell Fellow. Her chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, is out from Finishing Line Press. Her free chapbooks are Nature’s Giftsfrom Stanzaic Stylings, Dancing Under the Moon and Morning by Morning, mini chapbooks through Origami Press. As a performer, she tells folk and personal tales featuring food, family, nature, and strong women. When not on stage or at her computer, she’s in the kitchen, or curled up with a book, or walking the beach.
Lucy Home, Consultation Board Member
Lucy Holme is a poet and mother from Kent who lives in Cork, Ireland. Her poems feature in Indelible, The Honest Ulsterman Southword, iamb and Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, amongst others. In April 2021 she was a recipient of a Munster Literature Centre Mentoring Fellowship with the poet Grace Wells and she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at UCC. Her debut chapbook, Temporary Stasis, which was shortlisted for The Patrick Kavanagh Award, will be published by Broken Sleep Books in August 2022.
Gottfried Maria Heuer, Consultation Board Member
Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer, PhD, Jungian Training-psychoanalyst and -supervisor, Neo-Reichian body-psychotherapist and –trainer; some 40 years of clinical practice in London – including work in many European countries, including Russia, North, Central and South America, Africa and Australia; independent scholar with some 70 papers published in 7 languages. His books include 10 Otto Gross Congress–proceedings (LiteraturWissenschaft.de); Sacral Revolution (Routledge 2010); Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father (Routledge 2011; Russian edition 2017); and Freud’s ‘Outstanding’ Colleague/Jung’s ‘Twin Brother’: The Suppressed Psychoanalytic and Political Significance of Otto Gross (Routledge 2017); and he is also a published graphic artist, photographer, sculptor and poet. Interviews @ https://vimeo.com/196609212and https://youtu.be/zxEkj9SsAKw
Claude Barbre, Contributing Editor, Consultation Board Member
Claude Barbre, Ph.D., L.P., is Distinguished Full Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is the Course-Lead Coordinator of the Psychodynamics Orientation, and lead faculty in the Child and Adolescent Studies. Dr. Barbre served for 12 years as Executive Director of The Harlem Family Institute, a New York City school-based, psychoanalytic training program. Author of prize-winning articles, books, and poetry, Dr. Barbre is a five-time recipient of the International Gradiva Award for “outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis and the arts.” He is currently a Board Member and Training Supervisor at The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP), and in private practice in Chicago.
Paula Messina, Consultation Board Member
Paula Messina lives near the first public beach in the United States and writes fiction, non-fiction, essays, and speeches. Her feature stories appeared in publications such as the West Palm Beach Post, the Boston Herald, the Cambridge Journal, and the Cape Cod Times. She has also been published in THEMA Literary Journal, King Rivers Life Magazine, Seeds, and Indelible Literary Journal. A seasoned Toastmaster and winner of nearly a dozen speech contests, she has sung in New York City and the Boston area, given dramatic readings for the King’s Chapel concert series, and written and performed stand-up and sketch comedy in Boston and Cambridge. Her readings of public domain works are available at librivox.org