Literary Spotlight. Dawn Promislow in Conversation with Sue Burge

I am delighted to be chatting to Dawn Promislow for this issue of WordCity.  It’s an exciting time for Dawn with her novel, Wan, coming out this month. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer states, “Wan is a masterpiece. This beautiful, painterly, sublime, and sonically exquisite novel by Dawn Promislow is a work of utter genius.” And having got myContinue reading “Literary Spotlight. Dawn Promislow in Conversation with Sue Burge”

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”

Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge: Featuring Helen Dewbery

As well as being a poet and creative writing tutor, I also teach film studies, so it was a huge privilege for me to interview Helen Dewbery.  She is a brilliant film-maker with a very unusual focus.  I hope some of you will be inspired to explore combining text and visuals thanks to her adviceContinue reading “Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge: Featuring Helen Dewbery”

Sue Burge Introduces Hazel Press

This month I managed to pin down the trailblazing energy of Daphne Astor. Daphne, you did something extraordinary in 2020!  You set up a new independent publishing press, Hazel Press. This seems such a brave thing to do in the middle of a pandemic with the world locking down around us.  I know you areContinue reading “Sue Burge Introduces Hazel Press”

Literary Spotlight and Writing Advice with Sue Burge

In this month’s literary spotlight I’m very excited to chat to Jennifer Wong.  Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong and is now living in the UK.  She’s a writer, translator and educator with an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia as well as a PhD in creative writingContinue reading “Literary Spotlight and Writing Advice with Sue Burge”

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”

Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge. Featuring Mona Arshi

This month I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity for a conversation with Mona Arshi, a highly respected UK poet, novelist and Human Rights lawyer.  I was so excited when I read that Mona was to have a poetry residency with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley-next-to-Sea, a wild and windswept nature reserve amidstContinue reading “Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge. Featuring Mona Arshi”

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”

Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge

This month’s literary news is very exciting –  there’s a new poetry retreat experience available to black poets of African descent.  It’s called Obsidian Foundation and its founder is Nick Makoha.  Nick is frantically busy fine-tuning the Obsidian Foundation experience ready to receive its first batch of students so I was delighted that we wereContinue reading “Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge”