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"Of course, looking back, you would like to reboot and start over, but there is no over." An excerpt from The Waking Comes Late, winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. more

POETRY

Michel Huneault's documentary project, Post Tohoku, records the effects of the 2011 earthquake in Japan on collective and individual memory. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Begging the question of what can be defined as “form.” more

Columns

So how can we be Québécois if we don’t live in Québec? Well, for the love of all that’s holy, where the hell do we live, then? more

FICTION

People are getting either sick or mad, or both. more

Dispatches

"If I conceive God's child my father will get $500,000 / My father instructs me to pray for this fortune / he could open a second restaurant / a walk-in fridge" more

POETRY

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

Short Stories

A tarot card reading for John Franklin, Arctic explorer and Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, by Phoebe Tsang. more

Dispatches

"Sex for Dummies, the 'Fun and Easy Way to Have Great Sex in the ’90s,' sat in the window of my neighbourhood bookstore and I bought it because, as a twenty-three-year-old, I was curious about what sex was like before my time." more

Reviews

Michael Hayward reviews a number of travelogues by Daniel Canty and Bill Porter. more

Reviews

Jennesia Pedri reviews A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. more

Reviews

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

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

, PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Columns 3 Comments

"And then you think of her with her eyes brimming, the both of you standing dumb in the foyer of the friendship centre, holding eyes, not hands." more

POETRY

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

Dispatches

Thad McIlroy reviews Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano, a Nobel Prize-winning author. more

Reviews

"It’s well documented that Hollywood films use Canada to stand in for the US, including Brokeback Mountain, Good Will Hunting, the Twilight series, Rambo’s First Blood and many, many more blockbusters." more

Reviews

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 Kathmandu Café in multiple dimensions. more

Dispatches

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