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”

WordCity Literary Journal. January 2022. Issue 13. Writing Towards the Light

©®| 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 with guest, Gordon Phinn Since Solstice, here in the North, we’ve gained a few precious minutes of daily light. Some days it’s hard to tell. It’s colderContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. January 2022. Issue 13. Writing Towards the Light”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2021. Issue 12

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack Welcome to WordCity Literary Journal’s November 2021 issue. If you visit this space often, you will have noticed that our back issues, which first appeared on Time of the Poet Republic, are being reproduced here, on our dedicated site. We hope that Mbizo Chirasha isContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2021. Issue 12”

Editorial Epiphanies. With Sue Burge, featuring the editors of WordCity Literary Journal

Editorial Epiphanies Word City has a raft of brilliant and talented editors.  I joined them just over a year ago and have been humbled by their expertise and commitment.  So, this month I asked the team to share their moments of epiphany: the piece of writing advice that changed them and helped them develop duringContinue reading “Editorial Epiphanies. With Sue Burge, featuring the editors of WordCity Literary Journal”

WordCity Literary Journal. December 2020 Issue 4

Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. We hoped. We held our breath. And then, poets and writers began to respond. WeContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. December 2020 Issue 4”

That Glorious Song of Old. Poetry by Lori D. Roadhouse

THAT GLORIOUS SONG OF OLD   Wheelchairs and daybeds pushed into the main lounge Patronizing smiles of local touring songsters bob condescendingly, fearfully, up and down to jingling bells lights twinkling in odd syncopation fruitcake doled out to those without restricted diets Virgin Mary and virgin eggnog Raise a toast in palsied hands and swallowContinue reading “That Glorious Song of Old. Poetry by Lori D. Roadhouse”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2020 Issue 3

Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack I wrote what will follow before the election in the United States was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I’m tempted to delete and replace it with nothing more than this quote from a beloved leader, Jack Layton, in his posthumous letter to my country. My friends,Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2020 Issue 3”

WordCity Literary Journal. October 2020 Issue 2

Letter from the Editor: Darcie Friesen Hossack On my desk is a copy of D-L Nelson’s coat hangers & knitting needles, Tragedies of Abortion in America Before Roe v. Wade. The book is heavy for its size—not for the weight of its bindings—and has been accompanying me from room to room since it arrived hereContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. October 2020 Issue 2”

WordCity Literary Journal. September 2020 Issue 1

Letter from the Editor: Darcie Friesen Hossack I wrote a letter from the editor for this, our first issue of WordCity Monthly. I wrote about the pandemic, and how governments were using it as cover to defund and commit aggression against the arts. I wrote about how writers and poets have responded by creating more,Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. September 2020 Issue 1”

WordCity Literary Journal. 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Table of Contents Letter From the Editor. Darcie Friesen Hossack Welcome to WordCity Literary Journal’s September 2021 issue. For this month’s theme, we joined the 100 Thousand Poets for Change movement, and sought works to shine light into dark places. As ever, more brilliant writers and poets than we ever expect, came together with theirContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. 100 Thousand Poets for Change”