WordCity Literary Journal’s (M)othering issue is live on it’s new site!


We are live with WordCity Literary Journal's (M)othering Issue! Together with guest editors, Anne Sorbie and Heidi Grogan, we have assembled a collection that is bursting not only with literary brilliance, but every possible emotion. Please set aside some time to scroll through and find both writers you know and writers you'll now want to … Continue reading WordCity Literary Journal’s (M)othering issue is live on it’s new site!

WordCity Monthly. April 2021. Issue8


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it. -Gustave Flaubert Like the spring wildflowers (which are still a month away where I live), this spring edition of WordCity is bursting with colour. One of the living things now making its way into … Continue reading WordCity Monthly. April 2021. Issue8

WordCity: A Call for Manuscripts Related to Mothering


For our May 2021 issue of WordCity Monthly, our editorial board is delighted to join together with Anne Sorbie and Heidi Grogan, editors of the forthcoming (M)othering Anthology (Inanna Publications, 2022), in announcing a call for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art related to (M)othering. It is our hope to feature poetry and prose from … Continue reading WordCity: A Call for Manuscripts Related to Mothering

WordCity Monthly March 2021 Issue7


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it. -Gustave Flaubert March 10, 2021 When I began to write this letter, it was March 8th: International Women's Day. Needing to drive to the city for an appointment, I ended up far from home, … Continue reading WordCity Monthly March 2021 Issue7

WordCity Monthly. February 2021 Issue6


There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it. -Gustave Flaubert Just on the other side of the window from where I write, it is cold. Here in the early half of February, in what's considered a northern part of Canada, even though there's more of the country above than … Continue reading WordCity Monthly. February 2021 Issue6

WordCity Book Reviews. February 2021 Issue6


  Two Reviews by Tina S. Beier This novel is wonderful. It has the perfect blend of historical detail, emotional depth, and action/intrigue.  The novel is set in the mid-1500s, on the island of Malta, during military aggression between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St John. The story features some battle scenes but … Continue reading WordCity Book Reviews. February 2021 Issue6

Special Digital Literary Arts Exhibition of Legendary Poet gary lundy (Profile feature).


This a Time of the Poet Republic 2021 NewYear Present to Prolific Wordsmith and Publishing Maestro . Lundy partners with Poetry Chef Michael Dickel at IS A ROSE publishing gig . IS A ROSE has since catalogued hallowed literalists and pen -slingers that includes Professor DeWitt Clinton( In By a Lake Near a Moon: Fishing with the Chinese Masters, a collection of 114 poems) . And so many other poetry writing gems . Gary Lundy has a myriad of his thought-provoking and mind- jamming versifications published by several journals ,magazines and webzines in United States of America and abroad. The rarity of his voice is nerve-wrecking ,the depth of his verbiage is trendsetting and the psychical vintage is profoundly astounding .I managed to graze through raving reviews of his chapbooks( When Voices Detach Themselves) and I got entangled into the prowess within , the dexterity abound is catalytic enough for me to write up a literary arts prescription of this great poetic luminary stationed at IS A ROSE publishing center. This profile instalment serves the vital purpose of inspiring other established and rising poets from across the world and also a profile AD lead for you fellow readers to get know of the existence of IS A ROSE publishing gig and the literary legends behind this great literary arts and book publishing stable -( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Hallowed ArtiVist Jambiya Kai walks into January with a Poetic Swag


JAMBIYA KAI is an undeletable and powerful South African Voice. Her diligently woven multi-genre/hybrid writings are unmatchable . Her poetry is marrow-tight revolutionary. Short stories are broken denims of sisal and torn cotton garments artistically knitted together to evoke our psychical pots with that rarity of mind-storming suspense and heart-stroking imagination. Jambiya writes hybrid essays that are tucked in straight uniforms of naked truth . Her metaphors rebukes political thuggery , economic thievery , social rot and moral decadence . Bullets from her pen slice open corrupt double-bellies of injustice and tyranny-busting saliva of her ink strangle to death devil-angels of dictatorship in Africa and abroad . Her poetry is life , tolerance and freedom, rot , decay , scars rolled in paradoxical imboza. In this mind -jamming instalment , TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC feature an amazing set of poems by a long serving , resilient member , literary arts revolutionary and revered of the land JAMBIYA KAI . Happy 2021. Together We Rise -( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA) .

Kenyan Storyteller Anne Njenga exposes patriarchal decadence through her nerve-throbbing Virgin of Sarova


he VIRGIN OF SAROVA is a psychical -raving , emotional-rattling and fast -paced traditional narrative spiritedly penned by fast rising Kenyan storyteller , Writer , broadcaster and educationist ANNE NJENGA . The surprises , twists within turns coupled with ever -mounting conflict , decadent grip of patriarch , hypocrisy , dark romance and unmatchable humor is silver-water crystal clear indication that Njenga is undoubtedly one of the great promise of the African story . She tells the story with the drama of a rock rabbit and the verve of lightening jolt . This powerfully- packed short story reveals grim experiences under the grinding grip of patriarchy - ( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

Poet Megha Sood is graffitiing wisdom and reason on rough-beaten paths of our earth


Megha Sood , Your poetry is a spiderweb of bone-marrow truth coughed out of decades of resilience and resistance .And sneezed from years roasted in sizzling pots of literary consciousness and psychical revolutions . The verbal vintage and pit-belly poetic depth signals unmatched dexterity of a pen-slinger cum griot graffitiing proverbial psalms on rough mats of the rainbow. Metaphors tidily polishing our evil -gripped earth with calamine of reason and lotions of wisdom from the stench of mental snoring .Poetry that walks again dead men into life .Your boldness transfigures our somber world into sobriety .Rhythm that resurrects sleeping souls to sing along and jive to the reverberating beat of the coming dawn . Your poetry is a sacred blessing gifted to Kings from ancient epochs onto modern times . Psychical prowess , verbal dexterity and the heart -thudding rhythm are triplets dictating the literary vitality of this nerve-wrecking but mindboggling poetry submission. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is prided in archiving and profiling an globally acclaimed anthologist , poet extraordinaire, Hallowed Digital Poetry Artivist ,Proflic Curator and Poet Megha Sood .This is dope.( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)