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At Au Lutin Qui Bouffe, patrons were photographed pulling the tail of a beribboned piglet that was wheeled on a cart from table to table. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

A rolling moose gathers no moss. more

POETRY

A soldier is shot and a preacher's wife abandons her virtue in narratives that blend fact and fiction. more

Prose

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems about untangled seal guts and elusive hares in the Arctic tundra. more

POETRY

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems about untangled seal guts and elusive hares in the Arctic tundra. more

POETRY

The Bee Trading Card Series 1 includes twenty-four cards that feature facts about bee anatomy, physiology and classification. more

Reviews

"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

"Kurt Vonnegut thought the chicken's chemical makeup was hilarious." M.A.C. Farrant addresses writers and their favourite fowl. more

Theodor Adorno visits andrea bennett in the bathtub; bennett visits her nana in Sarasota. more

POETRY

Honourable mention in the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

sure enough when we quieted down we could hear its faint cries and sense its frantic little bird heart rattling in its cage of bones more

Poetry

In this excerpt from Adam Gilders' Another Ventriloquist, a father builds his daughter a swan's nest, a ventriloquist revises his act, and a beaver terrorizes a neighbourhood. more

Short Stories

In this excerpt from Steven Heighton's new book, The Dead Are More Visible, a firefighter must decide what lives are worth saving in the heat of a four-alarm fire. The official line is that firefighters save people—but what about reptiles? more

Short Stories

A list of possible forthcoming titles in a choose-your-own-adventure series. more

Lists

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This poem from Poet Laureate Brad Cran was inspired by two gray whales that swam into the harbour in downtown Vancouver in 2010. more

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From Red Nest, Gillian's first book of poetry and the winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry in 2010. more

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Honourable mention in the 6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 18 Comments

The Central American vaction was all-inclusive, but she brought her own guilt, just in case. more

POETRY 2 Comments

Dan Post reviews A Sound Like Water Dripping by Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, the story of the author's attempts to be the first Ontarian to locate the elusive boreal owl. more

Reviews

Honourable mention in the 6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 10 Comments

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