Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women Anyone committed to educating about or protecting civil rights will see the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 24 of this year as a severe reversal of decades’ worth of social progress. From the standpoint of legal scholars,Continue reading “Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein”

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m from during a Gynecological Exam. non-fiction by Domnica Radulescu

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m from during a Gynecological Exam In general, don’t ask me where I’m from, all right? Don’t tell me about my accent and how it’s cute and interesting, or that it’s so cool I come from such and such a place and how you know another person from my country orContinue reading “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m from during a Gynecological Exam. non-fiction by Domnica Radulescu”

The End. non-fiction by Susan Glickman

The End A dear friend had to put her dog down recently, and in commiserating with her I found myself reflecting, not for the first time, about the inconsistency between our society’s attitude to the silent suffering of our pets and that we maintain towards the (not always silent) suffering of our human companions. TooContinue reading “The End. non-fiction by Susan Glickman”

Literary Spotlight. Grandmaster in Flash! Michael Loveday in conversation with Sue Burge

GRANDMASTER FLASH! An interview with Michael Loveday. This month I’m so pleased to be interviewing Michael Loveday, an expert in flash fiction and, in particular, the novella-in-flash.  As a poet, I’ve often wondered if I could transition to prose, and Michael’s journey has given me inspiration and reassurance! Michael, could you describe the moment whenContinue reading “Literary Spotlight. Grandmaster in Flash! Michael Loveday in conversation with Sue Burge”

Domnica Radulescu’s Dream in a Suitcase, an extraordinary story of our time, surfing on the geography of exile. a review by Michèle Sarde

Domnica Radulescu’s Dream in a Suitcase, an extraordinary story of our time, surfing on the geography of exile By Michèle Sarde Translated from the French by Dana Chirila Can a dream travel in a small suitcase and eventually become reality? To answer this question, writer Domnica Radulescu puts on paper a gripping account of herContinue reading “Domnica Radulescu’s Dream in a Suitcase, an extraordinary story of our time, surfing on the geography of exile. a review by Michèle Sarde”

YŪKO TSUSHIMA, (2022) Woman Running in the Mountains. a review by Livi Michael

YŪKO TSUSHIMA, (2022) Woman Running in the Mountains, New York Review Books £14.99 trans Geraldine Harcourt, Introduction Lauren Groff. Woman Running in the Mountains; Yuko Tsushima (New York Review Books: 2022) This novel, first published in 1980, begins with a section called simply, Midsummer. On the first page, the central character, Takiko Odawa, is wokenContinue reading “YŪKO TSUSHIMA, (2022) Woman Running in the Mountains. a review by Livi Michael”

Books Not for the Beach. a review of books by Gordon Phinn

Books Referenced:This Is Not a Pity Memoir, Abi Morgan (HarperCollins 2022)A Life in Light, Mary Pipher, (Bloomsbury 2022)The Organist, Mark Abley (University If Regina Press 2019)The Last Days of Roger Federer, Geoff Dyer (Canongate 2022)They Have Bodies, Barney Allen (ed. Gregory Betts: University of Ottawa Press 2020)This Time A Better Earth, Ted Allen (ed. BartContinue reading “Books Not for the Beach. a review of books by Gordon Phinn”

The Knights of Malta trilogy. by Marthese Fenech

This page is a surprise book birthday present for Marthese Fenech, whose decades-in-the-making trilogy reached its epic conclusion this month. Mar is not only a WordCity Literary Journal contributor and supporter, but a friend and an inspiration. With her brave and capable women characters, Mar’s historical fiction, and Mar herself, embody the spirit and strengthContinue reading “The Knights of Malta trilogy. by Marthese Fenech”