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Mary Schendlinger reviews SayWha?!, a monthly evening of “readings of deliciously rotten writing”. more

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Jim Christy and the editors who worked on Rogues, Rascals, and Scalawags Too should be congratulated for their uncanny ability to squeeze every last euphemism out of their thesauri. more

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

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Down and Out 1 in Old Paris

An absorbing new book from Luc Santé, documenting the unsavoury underside of old Paris; and a deluxe DVD and Blu-ray box set of Jacques Rivette's "Out 1" (1971), his legendary 12 hour and 53 minute film of the French "nouvelle vague." more

Michael Hayward's Blog

Hint: It’s not your own. more

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One of the richest collections of unusual zines and artist-made books in the country has recently been installed in its new permanent home: the lowercase reading room, on Main Street in Vancouver. more

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BC Distilled and Canadian cocktails

As the festival of BC's craft distilleries approaches, I ponder books on liquor and consider some crazy delicious recipes. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Michael Hayward reviews What Poets Are Like by Gary Soto. more

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“I walked into the garage, and found a teenage boy in a tank top and shorts." Kathryn Mockler's poems eschew meaningless metaphors for direct language. more

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Michael Hayward reviews My Struggle Book 1: A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgård. more

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Lily Gontard reviews Nocturne: On the Life and Death of My Brother by Helen Humphreys. more

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Patty Osborne reviews Working with Wool, A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater by Sylvia Olsen. more

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Michael Hayward reviews Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World, co-edited by Trevor Carolan and Frank Stewart. more

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Patty Osborne reviews four new books from Mansfield Press. more

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Dylan Gyles reviews They Never Told Me and Other Stories by Austin Clarke. more

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Mandelbrot reviews Maps of Paradise by Alessandro Scafi, a history of humanity's attempts to locate utopia. more

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Roni Simunovic reviews Ashley Little's BC Book Prize-winning novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang, which follows the story of five teenage girls growing up in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. more

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Stephen Osborne reviews Mary Jo Bang's translation of Dante's Inferno. more

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Stephen Osborne reviews The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature by Franco Moretti. more

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Patty Osborne reviews The Perimeter Dog by Julie Vandervoort. more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Does the phrase centre around, as in “the conversation centred around issues of freedom,” bug anyone but me? A centre is a fixed spot, and other stuff moves around it, right?

Lucy, Cyberspace

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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