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"Naked men. At each other all the time, all day long. I can’t get it out of my head." more

FICTION 3 Comments

You wore a Band-Aid over your temple. You’d popped a zit right up against the bathroom mirror. At the pub you said, “I was hit with a field hockey stick.” more

Poetry

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Image: Laura Tulaite (Stock.Xchange)

Michael Turner questions a US-curated exhibit of Canadian art that exoticizes Canadian artists while suggesting they are un-exotic. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

You know that book you just can't be bothered reading? In this comix, Eve Corbel is haunted by her collection of unstarted and unfinished books. more

Comix 3 Comments

Francois-Marc Gagnon explores curiosity as the opposite of indifference. more

Dispatches

Poet Billeh Nickerson found a photo by Victor Post, official photographer for the government of Alberta, for 50 cents in a thrift store. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Photo: Hobvias Sudoneighm

"Since the beginning of time (the telling of which is also a story), we have known that words are dangerous creatures." more

Columns 4 Comments

Thad McIlroy spends the night in hospital to get a hernia - possibly on his left side, possibly on his right - repaired. more

Dispatches

Michael Hayward reviews Mnemonic: a book of trees by Theresa Kishkan (Goose Lane). more

Reviews

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"Gypsy Goat Woman" by Jake Genen

A young girl gets a taste of show business by acting as Sleeping Beauty in a sideshow. more

Short Stories

Kelsea O'Connor reviews Nox by Anne Carson (New Directions). more

Reviews

Richard Stursberg’s memoir of his years in CBC programming raises the question: How did someone with no sympathy for public broadcasting get the job in the first place? more

Columns 4 Comments

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Rebel Sell 2009: Christopher Dombres

Stephen Henighan argues that efficiency has become a core value that heightens social divisions. more

Columns 3 Comments

Third prize winner of the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

Second prize winner of the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

First prize winner of the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

, Postcard Story Contest 6 Comments

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Image: Applause © Can Stock Photo Inc./Blamb

At a taping of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Chelsea Novak meets Canada's boyfriend. more

Dispatches 3 Comments

This excerpt from Claudia Cornwall's At World's Edge, Curt Lang's Vancouver 1937-1998 details Lang's time in Europe and his refascination with Canada. more

Prose

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Illustration: Eric Uhlich

Where in the used bookstore would mysteries by Raymond Chandler be shelved - in Novels or in Fiction? Stephen Osborne remembers the summer pleasures of reading outdoors and used bookstores. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Eve Corbel reviews Collier’s Popular Press: 30 Years on the Newsstand. more

Reviews

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

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