Features

We had laughed at first. At the thought. Like it was a joke. Imagine, the ocean basting us. more »

POETRY

"She took the starfish home and they ate sushi and green-tea ice cream and then made love on the living room floor in front of a crackling fire." more »

Postcard Story Contest

Second prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more »

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

The wind blows. The sun dwindles. The ice waits. more »

Short Stories

On the screen, only the image—not the word—can become the world. more »

Columns 2 Comments

Fireside Truck Stop, Rancheria, Bear Flats Lodge, Lum 'n Abner's—just a few of the disappearing outposts along the Alaska Highway. more »

, PHOTOGRAPHY

Leonard Cohen, a troupe of French-Canadian clowns, a person with an antiquated profession, an unusually tall municipal bureaucrat, Gordie Howe and others coalesce in these randomly generated CanLit premises. more »

FICTION

Sarah Pollard makes a pilgrimage to Montreal to hang out and write where Mavis Gallant hung out and wrote. more »

Dispatches

"He had white hair at every angle, a paunch, and he didn’t bathe much. Colleagues joked about the Leonard Condensate, one whiff of which reduced matter into muck." more »

FICTION 1 Comments

Alison McCreesh encounters snow in May, a bemused gas station attendant and a dumpster to cook behind on a trip across Canada. more »

FACT

How did the 99 B-Line bus route come to be the locus of the most heartless transit rides in Greater Vancouver? more »

Dispatches

Jimmy McKay brought our mom seven seagull eggs. To this day I wonder how he could have known they were about to hatch. more »

FACT

"The North does not try to explain itself, but people are always trying to explain The North." more »

POETRY

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I am a grade nine, philosophizing logophile trapped in a frustrating predicament. My problem is that I take too much time writing my English assignments.

—Ravdeep Arora, Chilliwack BC

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