Love Letters to Water. excerpts from an anthology by Claudiu Murgan

  A note from the editor: Claudiu Morgan   “Love Letter to Water” anthology has been a personal challenge that started in 2019 while taking part in the ‘Word of The Street’ book fair in Toronto. I noticed children playing a game, Love Letters to Your City. An interesting idea, I thought, and filled itContinue reading “Love Letters to Water. excerpts from an anthology by Claudiu Murgan”

Green Horses on the Walls by Cristina A. Bejan. a review by Clara Burghelea

Green Horses on the Walls by Cristina A. Bejan. Finishing Line Press, May 27, 2020. 46 pp Cristina A. Bejan’s debut collection, Green Horses on the Walls (Finishing Line Press, 2020), is a 2021 Independent Press Book Award Winner and the 2021 Colorado Authors’ League Book Award for cover design which is also the author’sContinue reading “Green Horses on the Walls by Cristina A. Bejan. a review by Clara Burghelea”

Coasting Through Winter. a review of books by Gordon Phinn

Coasting Through Winter Works Referenced: This Is Assisted Dying, Stephanie Green (Scribner 2022)The Philosophy of Modern Song, Bob Dylan (Simon & Schuster 2022)Gangsters of Capitalism, Jonathan M. Katz (St. Martin’s Press 2021)They Knew, Sarah Kendzior (Flatiron Books 2022)Untold Stories: How The Light Gets In, Michael Posner (Simon & Schuster 2022)The Animals, Cary Fagan (Book*Hug 2022)AContinue reading “Coasting Through Winter. a review of books by Gordon Phinn”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2022.

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. WordCity’s non-fiction editor, Olga Stein Our War on War War isn’t a place anyone would want to visit. Even this statement borders on the inane and insensitive, given the scaleContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2022.”

Book Basking in Autumn. a review of books by Gordon Phinn

                               Book Basking in Autumn Books Referenced: Dirtbag, Massachusetts, Isaac Fitzgerald (Bloomsbury 2022)All Of This, Rebecca Woolf (Harper One 2022)Elizabeth Finch, Julian Barnes (Random House 2022)The Razor’s Edge, Karl Jirgens (The Porcupine’s Quill 2022)A Minor Chorus, Billy-Ray Belcourt (Hamish Hamilton 2022)We Are Still Here, Nahid Shahalimi, ed. (Penguin 2021)Until Further Notice, Amy Kaler (U. ofContinue reading “Book Basking in Autumn. a review of books by Gordon Phinn”

Churchill At Munich. 3 Whistler Independent Books Awards reviews by Darcie Friesen Hossack

From the WIBA Website: Established in 2016 to recognize excellence in Canadian self-publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards offers prizes in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and children’s books (new for 2022). There are three finalists in each category, with the winners being announced at the annual Whistler Writers Festival. The Whistler Independent Book Awards areContinue reading “Churchill At Munich. 3 Whistler Independent Books Awards reviews by Darcie Friesen Hossack”

WordCity Literary Journal. September 2022.

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. Non-fiction Editor Olga Stein Where We are Now Putting together an issue that is critical of the new anti-abortion laws in the USA has been wrenching for us at WordCity.Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. September 2022.”

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”