Stephen T Berg describes himself as a “disappointed hippy, approximate monk, writer and poet”. He lives in Edmonton and is in the process of retiring from his longstanding position as Development Officer at Edmonton’s Hope Mission. He has read his poetry and staged performances of his words in several venues since 2005. His work has appeared in such publications as Orion, Geez, Prairie Messenger, and the Edmonton Journal’s Religion page. He has dedicated his life to faith and helping others, and he strives continually to inhabit the gospel of peace, light and love.