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 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

Thoughts on WordCity, by WordCity Poetry Editor Nancy Ndeke


WORDCITY An element of speech carries a word or words whether in mime, written or spoken. Best attribute of interpersonal relationships boosters or bolster’s. Taken and driven with a kindly gesture, ability to listen to hear before response or as acknowledgement of fellow humans, word is and has a creative force within it to make … Continue reading Thoughts on WordCity, by WordCity Poetry Editor Nancy Ndeke

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

Christmas at Kakuma by Nancy Ndeke, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


CHRISTMAS AT KAKUMA At this corner of the Northernmost frontier region of Kenya—touching on one side, South Sudan, a little bit of Ethiopia, then Uganda at the point furthest North—is what is infamously known as the largest refugee camp in the world. Hosting close or slightly more than two hundred thousand individuals, the site is … Continue reading Christmas at Kakuma by Nancy Ndeke, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4

Laura Grevel, your poetry is truth carved onto the denim of paradox and the fleecy of irony.


Laura Grevel, You are a brilliant wordsmith sanctified by the incense of paradox, anointed by holy -waters of allusion. Your lyrical standards are beyond reach similarly to a fully ripened succulent yellow mango fruit hidden somewhere onto the apex of mother- tree. Your prosaic – poetry vehemently beat the zenith of our psychical boxes and incessantly rave our blood streams .You roast spirits and their dreams in oil pans of your metaphor .You stew lives and promises in hot pots of burning irony. Your poetry is timeless. Worries, abundance, poverty, light and decay are all weaved onto the seam lines and pleats of your word-smiting. Your metaphors are bold and your voice is brave .Your poetry is a proverbial mix of cultural interpretations, spiritual promise, political meandering, literary dexterity, moral juxtapositions and social decay. It is potpourri of decadent humanity, struggling live hoods, politically veiled freedoms, disguised merriments and unions of conveniences ready to explode .Your poetry is truth carved onto the mirror of paradox and fleecy of irony. Truth that is true and does not sit steadily in the heart caves of many readers. Truth that rattles eardrums of the expectant audience .Truth that coils into souls like worms of anxiety. Truth that wipes the mist of hypocrisy, fogs of conspiracy and clears the dew of sugar – coated but pretentious diplomacy. Iam yet to find such heart pounding whims of truth on this clay earth. Grevel, we are profoundly gratified to archive your creativity , listening and reading your thought provoking poetry. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is humbled and yet excited to be associated with such immense talent, dexterity is not your distant cousin and prowess is disciple (BLURB by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

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 Nancy Ndeke, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Nancy Ndeke I'M POSSIBLE. Possessed with ideals of perfection, Shapes and sizes telling beauty, Skin tones and heights, Pedigrees rules the mortal man, Dare you a scar acquire, Or bent of back in need of wheels, Masses stare in disbelief, Love may well take a back seat, Or all together commit you into hiding, As … Continue reading Poetry by Nancy Ndeke, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3

A Tribute to WordCity by Nancy Ndeke


An idea whose time has come, like a full term pregnancy must birth. Word is as alive as life is. Word is a force and carries a moment often beyond itself. It consolidates thoughts and makes a presentation like a well choreographed musical where the instruments and instrumentalists become a unified rhythm of sounds and … Continue reading A Tribute to WordCity by Nancy Ndeke

WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2, Poetry by Nancy Ndeke


Nancy Ndeke, Poetry FOR RUTH( A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE) AND ALL THE 'RUTHERANS'. The swan sung, a quietude so plaintive, Oceans picked it up and whipped it to shores afar, Details of humility of a guarantee soldier, Robed in tons of tones of resilience, From ages of flower tribes peripheral tirades, Being seen and unheard, … Continue reading WordCity Monthly – October 2020, Issue #2, Poetry by Nancy Ndeke