RSS

Geist 84

sure enough when we quieted down we could hear its faint cries and sense its frantic little bird heart rattling in its cage of bones more

Poetry

In this excerpt from M.A.C. Farrant's The Strange Truth About Us, one man partakes in ritual rock stacking, another uses the time spent waiting to scrutize the world, and a woman with a star named after her is cremated in a full-length mink coat. more

Prose

An email message to Geist from Randy Fred, describing his journey from his home on Vancouver Island to Penticton, in the interior of BC. more

Prose

I use the thicker rope for hanging men. I don’t like to use the same piece twice. A fresh length each time and left on, disposed of with the body. more

Prose

Libby Simon remembers the old wooden floor radio that brought Papa news of the war announced by the Voice of Doom. more

PHOTOGRAPHY 1 Comments

Mandelbrot reviews The Wage Slave's Glossary written by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell and illustrated by Seth. more

Reviews

Michael Turner reviews At the World's Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver, 1937-1998, by Claudia Cornwall. more

Reviews

"You wring your heart on the beach while on the far shore landmines explode." more

POETRY 5 Comments

Adam Gopnik deconstructs the submerged iceberg and unique snowflake metaphors. more

Prose

84-1968-385x300

Bill Anders, crew member Apollo 8, Dec 24, 1968, at Mission Time 075:49:07 (16:40 utc)

Stephen Osborne compares the "major problem" of loitering in 1968 Vancouver to the 2012 Occupy movement. more

Dispatches

84observer-and-observed

Tower of Babel (1563) by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530-1569)

Alberto Manguel reflects on art as a witness to the human desire to be infinite and eternal. more

Columns 1 Comments

84noir385x300

Artray photo, Vancouver Public Library: VPL 84847. Used with permission.

Daniel Francis explores the photographer as Vancouver's most interesting historian. more

Columns

In this excerpt from Adam Gilders' Another Ventriloquist, a father builds his daughter a swan's nest, a ventriloquist revises his act, and a beaver terrorizes a neighbourhood. more

Short Stories

84mimesis385x300

Photo by Jane Silcott

Jane Silcott explores the ideas of beauty and mimicry both in theory and in the wilds of a motel complex. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

In this excerpt from Steven Heighton's new book, The Dead Are More Visible, a firefighter must decide what lives are worth saving in the heat of a four-alarm fire. The official line is that firefighters save people—but what about reptiles? more

Short Stories

84boycott-canada385x300

Image by Gregory Betts.

Gregory Betts examines boycott culture in Canada through the lens of social media and produces a found poem of collected internet comments that records the world threatening to negate itself. more

POETRY

84wheels385x300

Photo by Mandelbrot.

Stephen Henighan investigates bus travel as one of Canada's last surviving democratic spaces. more

Columns

Matt Rader's poem encourages you to "love the word not the weirdo." more

POETRY

In Katie Daubs' short fiction, a father writes a deathbed letter to his children, explaining the surprising way he really met their mother. more

Short Stories 1 Comments

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

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

Aggro, Prince George BC

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

---
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH GEIST

---
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
PROVINCE



nub_300x250.jpg

Geist Gallery