Troubadour Magazine was established in 2018 to accomplish three broad goals. First to expose the public to great rational art from all eras. Second to inspire and educate individuals, so that they may elevate their taste in great art. Third to turn the artists' eye toward current events. 


To accomplish this Troubadour Magazine will provide readers with exposure to art that will expand the spirit, courses to expand and sharpen the mind, and topics for well-reasoned discussion.

Kirk Barbera

 Founder & Editor

Kirk is a self taught literary critic and writer. He received his B.A. in Film/Theatre production and studied the great works of literature from Homer and Hesiod to contemporary novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. He is a novelist and short story writer. He is host to Troubadour Podcast, a long-standing educational resource for the literary arts

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Joe Dimon

Assistant Editor

Joe is a MFA Writing student and a published author of short stories and poetry. He holds a BA in Philosophy. An avid performing and recording artist, Joe has also taught music theory and guitar and has acted in community theatre productions. Originally from northern California, he now lives with his wife and young son on a fruit farm in Maui, Hawaii and summers in Paros, Greece. 

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