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”

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”

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”

Examining HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Essay by Olga Stein

Lovecraft Country: Monsters in America Embarking on a review of Lovecraft Country, an HBO series currently trending on Crave, is, I suspect, either like coming to a celebration late, having missed all of the excellent tributes, or it’s like arriving in time to hear a great keynote speech and realizing that something can yet beContinue reading “Examining HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Essay by Olga Stein”

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”