Golden Giant. A poem by Hongri Yuan, translated by Yuanbing Zhang

Golden Giant Who is sitting in the heavens and staring at me? Who is sitting in the golden palace of tomorrow? Who is smiling? Golden staff in his hand flashes a dazzling light. Ah, the flashes of lightning- interweave over my head… I walked into the crystalline corridor of the time- I want to openContinue reading “Golden Giant. A poem by Hongri Yuan, translated by Yuanbing Zhang”

Easter Poems by Geraldine Sinyuy

The rains now softly fall And the fields jubilate. The eye beholds the beauty of low green fields, And the lilies smile. The white birds fly against the blue sky, The Risen Lord is here. Oh let mankind join the music of nature, That so freely praises and portrays, Without hesitation, The wonders of ourContinue reading “Easter Poems by Geraldine Sinyuy”

3 poems by George Elliott Clarke

Inside the Nova Scotian Statistical Average For Eric Trethewey) The Hants County gypsum mines— the white-dust, black-lung-disease quarries— is drill-pocked cadavers. Many cast-off miners could be saints if they didn’t gotta throttle bottles to try piss the disembowling grime out their throats, lungs, schnozzles, eh? Some retailiate for toxic gaspin by stabbin wives, stranglin smallContinue reading “3 poems by George Elliott Clarke”

3 Ramadan Poems by Masudul Hoq

The door Because I lost you On the first lunar line of the month of Shawwal Search the moon very well You are the full entity in our separation And I I start new one from imperfect water droplets In your worship, My free heart and self-awareness stays awaken … After remembering you When everyoneContinue reading “3 Ramadan Poems by Masudul Hoq”

cooking risotto (or why I love my life). A prose poem by Hillary Keel

cooking risotto (or why i love my life) —a new recipe small pieces of asparagus & shrimp lemon juice prepared in separate pan & I think of G.—when did I last cook risotto when did I last eat asparagus in March of which year I am transported to Austrian spring crispy temperature a field ofContinue reading “cooking risotto (or why I love my life). A prose poem by Hillary Keel”

Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge. Featuring Jean Atkin

JEAN ATKIN – THE UNCHAINED POET This month I’m very excited to catch up (at a run!) with Jean Atkin, a poet I’ve always admired for her energy, optimism and unique way of looking at the world.  For Jean, writing is not about sitting at a desk, it’s about engagement with the external environment inContinue reading “Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge. Featuring Jean Atkin”

Writing Advice with Sue Burge. Become a Writer-in-Residence of the Beautiful and Unusual

Inspired by Jean Atkin’s unusual use of place in her work I thought this month I would turn to the concept of Writer-in-Residence and see how that can help to freshen up our own writing.  A residency is like being a Laureate for a particular place or organisation and can be loosely interpreted or comeContinue reading “Writing Advice with Sue Burge. Become a Writer-in-Residence of the Beautiful and Unusual”

A Selection of Books and Articles by WordCity’s Editors

How true are the family histories that tell us who we are and where we come from? Who knows how much all the beautiful liars have embargoed or embellished the truth? During a long flight from Europe to Sydney to bury her mother, Australian expat Katrina Klain reviews the fading narrative of her family andContinue reading “A Selection of Books and Articles by WordCity’s Editors”

Simona: A Celebration of the S.P.C.A. An interview with poet Chad Norman

Chad Norman’s poetry has been featured here in both Time of the Poet Republic with Mbizo Chrirasha, and in WordCity. This months, in honour of a book he published to support the Society for the  Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, we are talking to the poet and taking a look inside his collection. Darcie FriesenContinue reading “Simona: A Celebration of the S.P.C.A. An interview with poet Chad Norman”

Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture. By Gordon Phinn

Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture        Memoirs consulted: Educated by Tara Westover; Rebel Mother by Peter Andreas; Menno Moto: A Journey Across the Americas in Search of My Mennonite Identity by Cameron Dueck; Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman; Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre; PivotContinue reading “Surviving The Family, Escaping The Culture. By Gordon Phinn”