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

Title: On Contemplating Stars: New and Timely Translations of Alexander PushkinEssay on The Star of Dazzling Ecstasy: 79 Poems by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Philip NikolayevA&B Publishers and Tiptop Street, 2021   PART 1: On Reading Pushkin in the Present Alexander Pushkin is widely considered Russia’s greatest poet. In terms of Russia’s literature, its poeticContinue reading “On Contemplating Stars: New and Timely Translations of Alexander Pushkin. essay by Olga Stein”

WordCity Literary Journal. May 2022. Issue 14. For Ukraine

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. Guest letter by Clara Burghelea Welcome to the May issue of WordCity Literary Journal. This issue features a human rights theme and stands in solidarity with Ukraine and its people.Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. May 2022. Issue 14. For Ukraine”

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

This page is still in progress… 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.Continue reading “Table of Contents. WordCity Literary Journal. May 2022. Issue 14. For Ukraine”

Letter from the Poetry Editor. Clara Burghelea

Welcome to the May issue of WordCityLit Journal. This issue features a human rights theme and stands in solidarity with Ukraine and its people. The work is dedicated to the resilient people of Ukraine, speaking against the inhumanity of war, calling for peace and acknowledging the experiences of all poets and writers personally involved inContinue reading “Letter from the Poetry Editor. Clara Burghelea”

Hearts for Ukraine. fine art by Adam Young

Hearts for Ukraine, by Canadian artist Adam Young, raised $65,000CAD For Voices of Children Ukraine. We at WordCity Literary Journal are honoured to share Young’s work and his vision. Please visit Young Studios on Facebook. In posts from March 2022, you will find details of the auction (now closed). While there, please enjoy more stunningContinue reading “Hearts for Ukraine. fine art by Adam Young”

Literary Spotlight. Dawn Promislow in Conversation with Sue Burge

I am delighted to be chatting to Dawn Promislow for this issue of WordCity.  It’s an exciting time for Dawn with her novel, Wan, coming out this month. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer states, “Wan is a masterpiece. This beautiful, painterly, sublime, and sonically exquisite novel by Dawn Promislow is a work of utter genius.” And having got myContinue reading “Literary Spotlight. Dawn Promislow in Conversation with Sue Burge”

A story from a tired land. words and photo gallery by Ahmad Ali Fidakar

A story from a tired land Once upon a time, nearly two decades ago, a miracle occurred at the center of crisis and turmoil in Ghazni province in a tired land when a humourful and playful boy was born into a traditional and populous family whose souls and minds for years had been harnessed byContinue reading “A story from a tired land. words and photo gallery by Ahmad Ali Fidakar”

The Caterpillar’s Crawl. fiction by Geoffrey Heptonstall

The Caterpillar’s Crawl “I’m from a little place in Western Australia. You won’t have heard of it,” said the man from a little place in Western Australia. “I’ve heard of it,” said the man who’d heard of it. “Nobody’s heard of where I’ve from.” “Yes, it’s called Western Australia,” the man who’d heard of itContinue reading “The Caterpillar’s Crawl. fiction by Geoffrey Heptonstall”

Wan. a novel excerpt by Dawn Promislow

Wan I left, one day, my studio at noon, and walked under the dim trees, across to the garden room. The heater Josias had brought was next to the door. I went to the door, that door that now inhabited my dreams, and knocked. It was such a thin knock in the silence of theContinue reading “Wan. a novel excerpt by Dawn Promislow”

Letters from Kilburn. fiction by Vanessa Gebbie

LETTERS FROM KILBURN 901 Essex HeightsKilburnLondonUnited KingdomOctober 15 Dear Your Majesty,      I hope you do not mind that I am writing. It is about the water pipes at Essex Heights.  The water is brown and I am worried. I have asked the Immigration Office many times but they say the pipes are old.     IContinue reading “Letters from Kilburn. fiction by Vanessa Gebbie”