Wordpeace Summer/Fall 2022 Issue 7.2

Welcome to Wordpeace’s summer/fall 2022 issue:
WORDPEACE is a multi-genre digital literary project dedicated to world peace and social justice.

This issue features a special section entitled Ukraine, In Solidarity and a General Themes section, covering social justice issues such as Native American rights, the climate crisis, systemic racism and more.
In both sections you will find poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and artwork. Click here for contents:
Direct links for Current Issue 7.2

Cover art is “Sunflower, National Flower of Ukraine” by Jim Ross.

We publish semi-annually, with submissions open in February / March (for August/September publication) and October /November (for January/February publication).

A Note from Founding Editor, Lee (Lori) Desrosiers:

Monica Hand and I founded WORDPEACE in the hope of making a difference, despite having to live our lives, care for our families, and continue writing and publishing. Monica isn’t with us anymore to see the continuation of this vision, and I miss my friend. Every issue of this journal/project will be dedicated to her.  We are so blessed to have Monica Barron (non-fiction), Ciona Rouse (poetry), Lisa C. Taylor (fiction and poetry) and Russell Taylor (art) choosing work for the journal. We all want to stand up to indifference by publishing work that inspires people to think, in the hope that it will spur someone to activism, and hopefully will help pave the way to kindness, sensibility, peace and social justice.

Lori Desrosiers
Founding Editor & Publisher, WORDPEACE.CO

in memoriam

This and subsequent issues are dedicated to my beloved friend, co-founder of WORDPEACE and poetry editor, Monica Hand who passed on December 16, 2016 after a short illness. She was a PhD student at the University of Missouri and a professor at Stephens College, and has been a force for poetry through her enthusiasm, her scholarship and through her book, me and Nina which won the Alice James Award in 2012. Monica’s powerful second collection, DiVida: Poems was published posthumously in 2018 by Alice James Books.

Lori Desrosiers