Table of Contents. WordCity Literary Journal. May 2022. Issue 14. For Ukraine

Letter from the Editor. Guest letter by Clara Burgelea

Fiction. Edited by Sylvia Petter

Geoffrey Heptonstall. The Caterpillar’s Crawl

Dawn Promislow. Wan

Vanessa Gebbie. Letters from Kilburn

Ahmad Ali Fidakar. A story from a tired land (words and gallery)


Non-fiction. Edited by Olga Stein

Editorial by Olga Stein. Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East

Alla Gutnikova’s Speech from Court

Olga Stein. On Contemplating Stars: New and Timely Translations of Alexander Pushkin


Books and Reviews. edited by Geraldine Sinyuy

Livi Michael.  Aleksandar Tišma’s Kapo

Alina Stefanescu. The Aliens Created by Nation-States: A Review of Voices on the Move: An Anthology about Refugees

Gordon Phinn. Emergence and Renewal


Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge

Dawn Promislow in Conversation with Sue Burge


Poetry. Edited by Clara Burghelea

Mansour Noorbakhsh. Reskinned Moloch

Alexia Kalogeropoulou. Sirens of Death

Josephine LoRe. we’ve held our breath

Rachel J. Fenton. Freyja

Dave Lewis. Every room is another room

Elizabeth Boquet. 3 poems

Claudia Serea. Eastern European Dawn

Frank Joussen. Night in Ukraine

Lauren Friesen. Ukraine Memories

Michael Schein. Don’t Look Away

Janice Kulyk Keefer. 2 poems

Carol Hamilton. 3 poems

Lisa Reynolds. War Crimes

Gordon Phinn. 2 poems

Adrienne Stevenson. 3 poems

The Reverend Ngwa Hosea Ambe Nchesi. What Will Be Remembered

Pratibha Castle. In the Slips

Reinhold Stipsits

Jack J. B. Hutchens. Lament for Mariupol

Katia Kapovich. 3 poems

Olga Stein. Ancestral Home

Nina Kossman. Another thing about war


Artist Adam Young
Hearts for Ukraine


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Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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