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”

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”

WordCity Literary Journal. July 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. Darcie Friesen Hossack Every so often, we leave our theme open to whatever may be on the minds and hearts (and also in the files) of writers and poets aroundContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. July 2022”

The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Summer Reading. books reviewed by Gordon Phinn

The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Summer Reading Books considered: No Escape, Nury Turkel (Hanover Square Press 2022)Bad Trips, Slava Pastuk (Dundurn 2022)Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel (HarperCollins 2022)Pure Colour, Shelia Heti (Anansi, 2022)The Book of Smaller, Rob McClennan (University of Calgary Press 2022)My Grief, the Sun, Sanna Wani (Anansi 2022)Arborophobia, Nancy Holmes (UniversityContinue reading “The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Summer Reading. books reviewed by Gordon Phinn”

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

The Aliens Created by Nation-States: A Review of Voices on the Move: An Anthology about Refugees Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan, editors, Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees. Solis Press, September 28, 2020. ‎ISBN 978-1910146460 * “The alien is even more animal than the animals,” Brandon Shimoda wrote in his hybridContinue reading “The Aliens Created by Nation-States: A Review of Voices on the Move: An Anthology about Refugees. by Alina Stefanescu”

Kapo, by Aleksandar Tišma. a review by Livi Michael

Aleksandar Tišma. Kapo, New York Review Books, (2021) £11.99 The term ‘Kapo’, as David Rieff explains in his illuminating afterword to this novel, refers to a prisoner in the concentration camps who has been selected by the Nazis to work for them. Lamian, the protagonist of this novel, has served as a kapo in Auschwitz.Continue reading “Kapo, by Aleksandar Tišma. a review by Livi Michael”

Emergence and Renewal. a review of books by Gordon Phinn.

Emergence and Renewal Books Considered: Maybe It’s Me – On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman, Eileen Pollack (Delphinium Books 2022)Artful Flight, Susan Glickman (Porcupine’s Quill 2022)In the Writers’ Words, Laurence Hutchman (Guernica 2022)Music, Late and Soon, Robyn Sarah (Biblioasis 2022)The Swan: A Biography,  Steven Moss (Square Peg 2021)A Triptych of Birds & A Few Loose Feathers,Continue reading “Emergence and Renewal. a review of books by Gordon Phinn.”