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Jennesia Pedri reviews Crossings by Betty Lambert. more

Reviews

Read a story by Lorren Stewart, one of the winning entries in the 2011 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest, about struggle and redemption on the Downtown East Side. more

DTES Writing Contest

Read a poem by Henry Doyle, one of the winning entries in the 2011 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest, featuring skinny hardened rat-faced drug addicts. more

DTES Writing Contest 2 Comments

Mandelbrot describes the photographic reimagining of the Gastown Riot, entitled Abbott & Cordova, 1971, by Vancouver photographer and visual artist Stan Douglas. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Read a poem by Daggar Earnshaw, one of the winning entries in the 2011 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest, about something to sip on and something to push. more

DTES Writing Contest

Stephen Henighan compares the chaotic sprawl of "Third World" societies to the degradation of Canada's political, social and physical landscape. more

Essays 1 Comments

Compared to today's vile heros, Ned Kelly-the Australian outlaw who wrote the angry, articulate Jerilderie letter in 1879-seems as innocent as an ogre-slaughtering hero of fairy tales. more

Essays

The poet John Glassco lived in disguise, masquerading as a member of the gentry while writing pornography and reinventing his past. more

Essays 1 Comments

The chain-link fence along boulevard de l’Acadie— two metres high, with “appropriate hedge”—separates one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Montreal from one of the poorest. more

Essays 14 Comments

Stephen Osborne memorializes D.M. Fraser, a tiny ancient man at the age of twenty-six, who wrote sentences that made you want to take him (and them) home with you. more

Dispatches 8 Comments

"We smoke, sometimes we drink, pop a few pills, eat peanuts, or suck on hard candy." Nine unambiguous short stories by David Albahari. more

Short Stories

Author Michael Turner riffs on D.M. Fraser's short fiction Class Warfare, one of the ten classic Vancouver books reissued for Vancouver's 125th birthday. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

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