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Cyberslang, Robert's Rules of Order and The Forest of Rhetoric collide in a series of queries, inquiries and FAQ from Rob Kovitz. more

FACT

A selection of photographs from Thomas Gardiner's Western Canada project. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

"You know what I think it's worth?" Goldie said. "Fifteen bucks for the frame." more

FICTION

"Resistance to wars is as much a Canadian tradition as fighting them." Daniel Francis discusses alternative histories, anti-draft demonstrations and the divisive nature of war. more

Columns

"Now you are looking up from the bottom of the lake. You are walking past the townhouses in April under the budding trees, and drowning." more

POETRY

"Hectic here. This town is friendly but not rich. There’s a party nearly every night." Barbara Baydala's first prize winning entry in the 11th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

"Sometimes, in politics or history, certain words, certain names are sufficient unto themselves: it is as if there were names that once pronounced require no further telling." more

Columns

"I am forever surprised by the fact that time passes more speedily between mountains than it does out on the prairie..." more

FICTION

"Your poem should look pretty and shut up. Your poem should have a boner. Your poem should smell like a wax museum or jail." more

POETRY 1 Comments

A collection of export paintings, created as souvenirs for Western tourists by Chinese painters who adopted Western painting techniques. more

FACT

Stephen Osborne rejects the "whiny questions of national identity" posed during the "golden age" of Canadian literature in the 1960s and 70s. more

Reviews

Jesus Hardwell's third prize winning entry in the 11th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest—whiskey, hunting dogs and cold rain. more

Postcard Story Contest

Roni Simunovic catalogues types of literary festival attendees: the jaded art student, the CanLit socialite, the overworked publisher and more. more

Dispatches

Peter Culley's wet June days in Nanaimo: damp carpet, dead walnut trees, the roar of the highway, Rockford and the last bees on Planet Earth. more

POETRY

"Could I forget: the look that tells me you want me"—Vincent Pagé creates Google autocomplete poetry. more

Dispatches

Stephen Henighan asks: what if you don't have a tidy answer to "Where are you from?" more

Columns

Patty Osborne reviews Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl, a memoir by Anahareo, and Kuessipan by Naomi Fontaine, two contrasting reflections on the aboriginal experience. more

Reviews

Nina Bunjevac's homesick father receives hundreds of mis-addressed letters and postcards from Serbian penpals. more

FACT

Eve Corbel on marriage and what comes after the wedding: the monster mortgage, the dreary housework, the contemptuous in-laws and more. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

The poet Wilson MacDonald reluctantly reveals secrets of literary success. more

FACT

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

Which is right: “Science is yet to find out why” (as it is worded in a reputable political/business magazine), or “Science has yet to find out why” (as I think it should be worded)?

—Marnie Ann, Vancouver BC

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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