Writing Advice. Sue Burge with Jenny Pagdin

WRITING ADVICE This month I invited poet Jenny Pagdin to give advice to writers on how to protect their wellbeing when writing about trauma.  I was bowled over by Jenny’s words in this sensitive, generous and searingly honest article. In the snow globe of trauma   When my son was newborn, I was hit betweenContinue reading “Writing Advice. Sue Burge with Jenny Pagdin”

Mother. A story by Kelly Kaur

Mother Gurbir thrashed her torso in grief on the lime green sofa, the one covered in thick, shiny plastic to keep it permanently clean. Her muffled sobs added to the unlikely squeak of friction of her bright pink silk suit against the sticky plastic. She beat her forehead with both her palms. Her twenty-four heavy,Continue reading “Mother. A story by Kelly Kaur”

Still Life. A story by Irena Karafilly

STILL LIFE The obstetrician looked menacing. He looked like a shark, with his small eyes and wide mouth, and all those teeth when he opened his mouth to speak. He had given up trying to breathe life into her child, and was now leaning over her under the blinding lights. For a moment, nothing came outContinue reading “Still Life. A story by Irena Karafilly”

Prayers for Aisha Lulu. A review by Darcie Friesen Hossack

  Prayers for Aisha Lulu As I write, tensions and violence are once again escalating between Israel and Gaza. People are dying. Hatred is rising. And caught in the middle are the children. This conflict, for all the years and decades of its existence, is the reason for Prayers for Aisha Lulu, an anthology ofContinue reading “Prayers for Aisha Lulu. A review by Darcie Friesen Hossack”

WordCity Literary Journal Expands into its Second Home!

Beginning in May 2021, WordCity will take up residence in this new, dedicated space. We are still part of the Time of the Poet Republic, in partnership with UNESCO-Rila affiliate poet, Mbizo Chirasha. Here, we will continue to bring together a global community of readers and writers, collecting and compiling the exceptional content you’ve comeContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal Expands into its Second Home!”