the flypaper motel, a poem by Josephine LoRe. WordCity Monthly March 2021 Issue7


the flypaper motel she was six, maybe seven unbuckled, back seat of the Catalina John Coltrane on the radio the first time that she passed it the Flypaper Motel   words suspended like motes Mother’s eyes averted Father's look lingering long as it receded to nothing in the rear-view mirror a speck on dry horizon … Continue reading the flypaper motel, a poem by Josephine LoRe. WordCity Monthly March 2021 Issue7

Love is in the air, A poem by Josephine LoRe. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Love is in the air     and I say love with cheese...   gruyère and emmenthal   brie, parmeggiano     crocks for the oven, red and gray   a bag of onions and bay leaves plucked  from nanna's garden last summer  a half-baked baguette   and chicken stock & thyme     and … Continue reading Love is in the air, A poem by Josephine LoRe. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

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

Poetry by Josephine LoRe, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Josephine LoRe Straightening Nails his granddaddy settled in RidgedaleNorth Saskatchewana carpenter all his lifeand gave the six-year olda simple task –straighten nails for this was a time when nothinggot thrown away, nothingtaken for granted, everythingrepurposed, everything reused and with a hammer and intentionthe boy spent his summerstraightening nails for this was a town where everywindow, everyfloorboard, everyplank and … Continue reading Poetry by Josephine LoRe, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3

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