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”

Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East. editorial by Olga Stein

Olga Stein’s May, 2022 editorial Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East Russia’s invasion of Ukraine constitutes one of the biggest, gravest assaults on national sovereignty and human rights in decades. How does one explain it? Is there a political context one can parse well enough to make sense of decisions that have ledContinue reading “Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East. editorial by Olga Stein”

Alla Gutnikova’s Speech from Court

Alla Gutnikova and three other editors of the student magazine DOXA were tried in court in Moscow on Friday 8th April and on 12th April were sentenced two years of ‘correctional labour’ and a 3-year ban on administering any websites. It is as yet unclear what correctional labour entails – they may have to liveContinue reading “Alla Gutnikova’s Speech from Court”

Women’s Happiness: Linking Writing with Well-being. Editorial by Olga Stein

A recent trip to my doctor’s office yielded something I value greatly — an article that could prompt me to start writing. I had been mulling over how to address one of the main themes of WordCity’s March 2022 edition: living and writing during the pandemic. It was pure luck that while waiting for myContinue reading “Women’s Happiness: Linking Writing with Well-being. Editorial by Olga Stein”