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Jennesia Pedri reviews Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello di Cintio (Goose Lane). more

Reviews

The Hunting Lodge is one of a series of annual photography events. more

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Time is an important variable when looking for a missing person—especially so when the RCMP conduct "the bastard search." more

FINDINGS

In The Lynching of Louie Sam, two teenage boys watched as another—an Aboriginal named Louie Sam—was hanged by a group of men who rode on horseback. Reviewed by Patty Osborne. more

Reviews

A poem "with cautious, slightly energy-sapped enjambments" recreates a bar's atmosphere and patrons. more

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bob august at flickr.com

Reflections on how a bar in Parc Extension, QC, influenced an eponymous poem about "unprogress, inertia, the failure to learn from mistakes." more

Columns

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Thomas Claveirole

A visceral scene of bloodshed wrought over injustice. From The Enpipe Line: 70,000 km of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal. more

Poetry

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Eric Uhlich

"8:10 pm: If you aren't doing it by now on Friday night, you won't do it at all." Roadside observations from Victoria and Queen in Toronto. This is Part Two in our series. more

First prize winner of the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. more

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Second prize winner of the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. more

POETRY

Third prize winner of the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. more

POETRY

"A rookery of dead ends and curved lanes. Everywhere heaps of debris. Pigs rooting in eyes." Explore Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, in poem. more

Dispatches

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Susan Sermoneta on flickr.com

Two men have a confrontation in a convenience store. "One is forty-seven; the other is thirty-seven. One has a gun; the other has not." more

Prose

"I hope you will agree that we more sensitive teenagers grew up surrounded by irony." Jill Mandrake calls George Bowering's memoir his most provocative work yet. more

Reviews

Laurie Lewis remembers a childhood of RCMP interrogations, covert meetings with parents-in-hiding and lots and lots of pudding. more

FINDINGS

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Mandelbrot. Broadway SkyTrain Station, Vancouver.

Public bombings have a profound effect on cities, even if the bomb is a coconut filled with beans and rice. more

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Diana Athill never dreamed of writing—until one morning, suddenly she wrote. "Until that moment I had been hand-maiden, as editor, to other people’s writing, without ever dreaming of myself as a writer." more

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A bibliophile's worst nightmare: being stuck on a plane with a terrible book. A book mistaken for a work of serious history. more

Columns 1 Comments

The art of the obituary lives on: Obituaries of note from The Economist magazine, including those of the "gunrunner of CIA front companies" and "last interesting Marxist." more

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Photo by Filipão 28 at flickr.com

"Forget the cat. Focus instead on the topless lady. You have been provided with paper for notes. Remember, this is only a test." more

FINDINGS

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

Aggro, Prince George BC

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