About Bob McNeil

“The message is clear, the music is solid and the presentation is strong. The consciousness in Bob’s poetry is so very much needed today.”
- Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets

Today we are here to explain a bit about one of the clever poets within the book Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes. His name is Bob McNeil. He had provided us with an excerpt about himself below. Continue reading


Interview with Sid Gustafson

Today we have our interview with Sid Gustafson from the United States. He had contributed Whistle to Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes. Let us tell you a bit about this talented writer before proceeding to the interview questions.

Sid Gustafson is a novelist and veterinarian living in Big Sky, MT. Sid writes novels in Bozeman, practices veterinary medicine in Big Sky, and teaches equine behavior for the University of Guelph. He had the good fortune to be raised by horses under the Rocky Mountain Front with the Blackfeet Indians, to whom he returns time and again to find another story. Continue reading


Interview with Debra Ayis

Today we interview Debra Ayis. She is an incredible poet that contributed to Stanzas and Clauses for the Causes with her poem “Ruined Goods”. It was a fascinating read that had given us chills as we went through it. It was quite descriptive and wonderfully written.

About Debra Ayis
She has been a published poet since the year 2005 when her Poem ‘My Routine’ was published in an anthology by Anchor books a Forward press imprint based in the United Kingdom. Continue reading


Mind the digital gender gap: Empowering women online

By Madeline Earp/WomenUnderSiege

Did you know that 200 million more men than women have access to the Internet worldwide? In developing countries, the gender divide is particularly broad. In parts of West Africa and South Asia, women make up 25 percent or less of the online population, according to statistics compiled by World Pulse, a global media network.

Women face a variety of barriers to full and equal access, including cost, lack of digital literacy, lack of awareness of the Internet’s potential, and entrenched cultural and gender norms that limit them from forming independent connections outside their home or community. These obstacles are worth overcoming. Continue reading

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