Where We are Now. editorial by 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. It has been exactly two years since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and look where we find ourselves as women and as members of a society that seesContinue reading “Where We are Now. editorial by Olga Stein”

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women Anyone committed to educating about or protecting civil rights will see the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 24 of this year as a severe reversal of decades’ worth of social progress. From the standpoint of legal scholars,Continue reading “Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein”

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”

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”

Ancestral Home. a poem by Olga Stein

Ancestral Home My mother’s and my father’s parents, babushki, dedushki, cousins galore were born in Ukraine, in towns and cities, whose names make up familial lore. Odessa, Zhytomyr, Kyiv — known to me places comprise a timeline, whole lines of descent that emanate from memories, where half-familiar faces return and sweeten them like a belovedContinue reading “Ancestral Home. a poem by Olga Stein”

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”

This could have been an ACCUTE Conference Paper: Part 1. by Olga Stein

  Essay Title: Q & A with WordCity’s editors regarding the Pandemic, Or: This could have been an ACCUTE Conference Paper on New Intimacies: Literary Communities in the Aftermath by Olga Stein The list of literary magazines still in existence worldwide found in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia is just under 400. Thirty-eight of the listedContinue reading “This could have been an ACCUTE Conference Paper: Part 1. by Olga Stein”

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”

Eros. a poem by Olga Stein

EROS Angels and demons aren’t mere folklore and myth; Freud said they are signs of our unfulfilled yearnings. Stories of gods who are wanton or wrathful Recreate our frustrations and deep-seated longings— Discontents that puncture civilizational veneers, Shake the so-called foundations of millennial faiths, And rattle the shackles of psychic wraiths Who pattern and shapeContinue reading “Eros. a poem by Olga Stein”