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Geist 91

"How do people shake off the embarrassment of being themselves, ignore the distastefulness of all that is human and just get along?" more

FICTION

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

Reviews

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

Reviews

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

Reviews

Jennifer Delisle recounts the tale of Jean Chaulk: servant, mother, grandmother, shipwreck saviour. more

FACT 1 Comments

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

Reviews

From the essay "Lonely Man", Foncie took three photos of a man named Osvaldo during the 1950s. more

FINDINGS

From "Come Cold River," a collection of poetry revealing critical insights about her family and Canada. more

Poetry

A review of a winter holiday show presented by The Vancouver Rainbow Concert Band, the first and only LGBTQ band in Canada. more

Reviews

Brad Cran recalls the three times in his life he was sure he had super powers. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

An appreciation of Dante's "Commedia." more

Columns

Two poems from "Children of Air India" by Renee Sarojini Saklikar. more

POETRY

Some four hundred people have jumped off the Bloor Street Viaduct since it was built in 1919, or roughly one every three weeks—if you're keeping ghoulish score. more

FINDINGS 1 Comments

Jill Mandrake reviews Joe Ollmann's graphic novel about a high school biology teacher who suddenly remembers being abducted by aliens. more

Reviews

The canoe as a fetish object, a misreading of Canadian history and a symbol of colonial oppression. more

Columns

Despite hardships and dangerous slums, Nicaragua maintains a sense of hope that draws back to the democratic days of the Sandinistas. more

Columns

A young Canadian man visits family in Pakistan to settle a generational feud. more

Dispatches

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Overflow, Michael Levin

A sleepwalking old man brings a community together in the waves of the sea. more

Short Stories

Entries from the index of "An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth" by Chris Hadfield, a memoir of his service as Commander of the International Space Station. more

FINDINGS

Patty Osborne reviews Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World by Kate Braid. more

Reviews

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Why did my history prof take off marks for writing that a certain general in history was “aggravating”?

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