Mohamad Kebbewar was born and raised in Aleppo. Immigrating to Canada at age 19, Kebbewar earned a degree in history from Concordia University before becoming a graphic designer. His poetry deals with the destruction of his ancient birthplace–Aleppo and the impact of the war on civil society. His poetry has appeared in Prism International, Iconoclast, The Nashwaak Review, and The New Quarterly. He is putting the final touches on his novel The Bones of Aleppo. He recently published a poetry chapbook, The Soap of Aleppo, by JackPine Press.