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”

Why the Scotiabank Giller Prize Keeps Getting Better (and What Literary Theorists Can Learn from the Sociology of Sport). An essay by Olga Stein

ESSAY: Why the Scotiabank Giller Prize Keeps Getting Better (and What Literary Theorists Can Learn from the Sociology of Sport) I suspect that my sense of time has been distorted somewhat by the current pandemic, because when an email arrived from the Scotiabank Giller Prize last week, announcing the five members of its 2021 jury,Continue reading “Why the Scotiabank Giller Prize Keeps Getting Better (and What Literary Theorists Can Learn from the Sociology of Sport). An essay by Olga Stein”

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”

Wolves. Fiction by Olga Stein

Wolves “The better to eat you with,” the man replied after I told him that he had nice teeth. This surprised me. He didn’t look like one of the hunter types, the regulars I’d been seeing in the bar. I had noticed while making small talk with him that he didn’t have their hard look,Continue reading “Wolves. Fiction by Olga Stein”