WordCity Monthly, January 2021 Issue #5


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert Welcome to 2021: Year of the Vaccine. To say that we are all aching towards a time when the Covid19 pandemic has been lifted from us, and the shroud of solitude and loss … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, January 2021 Issue #5

John Pietaro in conversation with Jane SpokenWord, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5


In this month’s podcast we introduce you to John Pietaro, a life long New Yorker, author, poet, and musician. In our interview he shares his personal experience of inner city life, his involvement in the struggle for affordable housing caused by gentrification, politics and the effects of Covid 19, as well as his extensive knowledge … Continue reading John Pietaro in conversation with Jane SpokenWord, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5

Cécile Savage in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


In this month's podcast we introduce you to Cécile Savage, a jazz musician, composer/improviser, singer, poet, and single mother. In our interview she shares her personal experience of parenting a bi-racial child and shattering the glass ceiling of the role of women in jazz. Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to this male dominated … Continue reading Cécile Savage in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4

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

WordCity Monthly, November 2020 Issue3


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert 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 … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, November 2020 Issue3

Art Collins in Interview with Jane SpokenWord, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Art Collins In this month's podcast we introduce you to Arthur 'Art' Collins, a poet, educator, and mediator.A believer in the transformative power of literature, "Art the poet" is a natural sayer and teller of all that is. A restorative justice practitioner with a solid background in Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Youth Development, Coaching, and Crisis … Continue reading Art Collins in Interview with Jane SpokenWord, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3

WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2, Faleeha Hassan in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord


Faleeha Hassan In this month's podcast we introduce you to Ms. Faleeha Hassan. A portrait of strength in the face of dire circumstances, she invites us to feel the fire of a heart that refuses to accept defeat. Sharing her personal insight of life as a single mother, refugee and educator, she teaches us that … Continue reading WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2, Faleeha Hassan in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2, Poetry by Jane SpokenWord


Jane SpokenWord, Poetry OK I give up ... here's ... My f*cking virus poem in the city of the undead6 ft apartyour cough I dreadyour breathwhere's your maskget the fuck away from meI'm busy not touching grocerieslocked down in my roomas the hero’s work through doom and gloomin the city of the undead6ft apartwe wait … Continue reading WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2, Poetry by Jane SpokenWord

WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2


Darcie Friesen Hossack, Letter from the Editor There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert 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 … Continue reading WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2

WordCity Monthly – September 2020, Issue #1


Darcie Friesen Hossack, Letter from the Editor There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert I wrote a letter from the editor for this, our first issue of WordCity Monthly. I wrote about the pandemic, and how governments were using it as cover to defund and commit aggression … Continue reading WordCity Monthly – September 2020, Issue #1