Pushelat, Lithuania. Non-fiction by Dawn Promislow. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Pushelat, Lithuania I was in Lithuania. I thought I would try to see the village of Pušalotas. My friend’s father came from there; it was a shtetl with two hundred Jewish inhabitants on the eve of the Second World War. The town was known, in Yiddish, as Pushelat. So I hired a man to drive … Continue reading Pushelat, Lithuania. Non-fiction by Dawn Promislow. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

What I Want, an ekphrastic poem by Dawn Promislow, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5


"Mobile garden dress" by Nicole Dextras, as seen in installation at Todmorden Mills, Toronto, July 2014. What I want     What i want to know is, yellow lady, light midsummer light yes you, yellow-skirt dandelion, lionness potted pothead on Pottery Road potting pots   potting about lady skirting there   yes, you   mellow … Continue reading What I Want, an ekphrastic poem by Dawn Promislow, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5

WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert 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. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4

What I (roundly) made, prose poem by Dawn Promislow, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


What I (roundly) made This is a mandarin cake, I made it. It's orange as you see, the brightest, deepest orange, and it's made with four whole mandarins (or two whole oranges, or four clementines), one-and-a-half cups of ground almonds, two tablespoons of orange blossom water (which comes from Lebanon), and a couple of other … Continue reading What I (roundly) made, prose poem by Dawn Promislow, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4