Amongst the tragedies of today in France, Lebanon, Mali, and other places around the globe, we look for hope. Recently, we’ve been reminded of a message from our childhoods. Years ago, television icon Mr. Rogers said the following: 


When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” 


We invite you to visit our friends at Broadsided Press and their call-and-response project, which addresses the Syrian refugee crisis. In this special edition, the publication offers six broadsides as “empathy, outrage, beauty & hope.” Visit our friends at >> BROADSIDED PRESS << to learn more about this humanitarian crisis and to discover how you can become a vector for change within your own community.  





Broadsided Press. (2015) Responses: Syrian Refugees, 2015. Retreived from

Rogers, Fred. Good Reads. 

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Welcome to ISSUE 21 of Petite Hound Press.


POET Martin Willitts Jr. has 10 full length collections including 2013 National Ecological Contest Winner "Searching For What Is Not There". He won the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Poetry Award for the centennial.


ARTIST Paola Tavoletti was born and lives in Rome, Italy. She is an illustrator,  painter, and  writer. She has worked for many years as an art director and illustrator in advertising. Her illustrations are often surrealistic ones, with a richness in details and decorations. Her paintings are more abstract;  they have been shown in Italy and France and are in collections in Italy and Saudi Arabia. She currently paints, draws, writes in both Italian and English, and goes hiking in the Alps with a companion as crazy as she is. Find more about her at  >> <<

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