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”

Thoughts on WordCity. By WordCity Poetry Editor Nancy Ndeke

WORDCITY An element of speech carries a word or words whether in mime, written or spoken. Best attribute of interpersonal relationships boosters or bolster’s. Taken and driven with a kindly gesture, ability to listen to hear before response or as acknowledgement of fellow humans, word is and has a creative force within it to makeContinue reading “Thoughts on WordCity. By WordCity Poetry Editor Nancy Ndeke”

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”

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”

Christmas at Kakuma. Non-fiction by Nancy Ndeke

CHRISTMAS AT KAKUMA At this corner of the Northernmost frontier region of Kenya—touching on one side, South Sudan, a little bit of Ethiopia, then Uganda at the point furthest North—is what is infamously known as the largest refugee camp in the world. Hosting close or slightly more than two hundred thousand individuals, the site isContinue reading “Christmas at Kakuma. Non-fiction by Nancy Ndeke”

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”

A Tribute to WordCity Literary Journal by Nancy Ndeke

n idea whose time has come, like a full term pregnancy must birth. Word is as alive as life is. Word is a force and carries a moment often beyond itself. It consolidates thoughts and makes a presentation like a well choreographed musical where the instruments and instrumentalists become a unified rhythm of sounds andContinue reading “A Tribute to WordCity Literary Journal by Nancy Ndeke”

Poetry by Nancy Ndeke

I’M POSSIBLE. Possessed with ideals of perfection, Shapes and sizes telling beauty, Skin tones and heights, Pedigrees rules the mortal man, Dare you a scar acquire, Or bent of back in need of wheels, Masses stare in disbelief, Love may well take a back seat, Or all together commit you into hiding, As if youContinue reading “Poetry by Nancy Ndeke”

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”

Poetry by Nancy Ndeke

FOR RUTH( A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE) AND ALL THE ‘RUTHERANS’. The swan sung, a quietude so plaintive, Oceans picked it up and whipped it to shores afar, Details of humility of a guarantee soldier, Robed in tons of tones of resilience, From ages of flower tribes peripheral tirades, Being seen and unheard, Toys for boysContinue reading “Poetry by Nancy Ndeke”