Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Australian author Sylvia Petter. "More of a sharer than a teacher" she writes short, long, serious, sexy and fun. Her stories, poetry, articles, and book reviews appear online, in magazines and anthologies, at Ether Books and on her blog website. ~ Jane Spokenword Sylvia Petter in Conversation … Continue reading Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

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

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

The Tourist Visa by Sylvia Petter, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


The Tourist Visa     “The North Pole is melting so where do we go?" "Why, off to the Jungfrau, she's covered in snow. I'll call myself Rudi," the last reindeer said, "and we'll fly down to earth and just park our sled." "But what about visas? They're sticklers, I hear. We can't say we … Continue reading The Tourist Visa by Sylvia Petter, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4

The Hasmonean Chronicle by Nina Kossman, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


Nina Kossman (aka NL Herzenberg) The Hasmonean Chronicle Chapter One             Judah, son of Mattathias, entered Jerusalem limping. He didn’t think a severed toe was a big sacrifice, considering the might of the Seleucid army and all those finely sharpened swords that outnumbered both swords and men in his own army. There was the further … Continue reading The Hasmonean Chronicle by Nina Kossman, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4

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

Twitter Thread on the American Election by Patrick Gathara, WordCity Monthly Nov2020 Issue3


Thanks to Dr. Alexandra Guerson from the University of Toronto who directed me to this “brilliant thread by a Kenyan journalist, @gathara, covering the American elections using the same language American media uses to cover elections in African countries”. ~ Sylvia Petter, Contributing Editor of Fiction (and satire), WordCity Monthly Patrick Gathara Twitter thread by … Continue reading Twitter Thread on the American Election by Patrick Gathara, 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

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