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“I walked into the garage, and found a teenage boy in a tank top and shorts." Kathryn Mockler's poems eschew meaningless metaphors for direct language. more

Reviews

A hard-bitten uncle ends up in the hospital in the second prize winner of the 9th Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

An act of bravado inspires hope and freedom in the third prize winner of the 9th Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

An invasion of privacy leads to a break up in the first prize winner of the 9th Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

Cobwebs and evergreens are what remains at the family cabin. more

Poetry

"A mild, or homeopathic, dose of the infinite is the crucial element in the aesthetic experience known as the sublime." A review of The Shell of the Tortoise. more

Reviews

In Levels of Life, Julian Barnes writes about the grief experienced after losing his wife to cancer. more

Reviews

An old dog can't keep up with the young butterflies. more

POETRY 1 Comments

Three young boys enjoy a carefree day at the beach. more

Prose

Kelsea O'Connor reviews Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, a lighthearted look at the embarrassing moments in the author's life. more

Reviews

Priests lie in the road, women kiss paintings and hostages crack jokes. more

Prose

A childhood memory of crispy golden fries made during a thunderstorm. more

Prose 2 Comments

Jim Christy muses on 121 items accumulated over 40 years of travel in Sweet Assorted: 121 Takes From a Tin Box, reviewed by Michael Hayward. more

Reviews

An account of an Aboriginal, imprisoned over an issue of tea. more

Poetry

An account of the circumstances surrounding seven literary honours bestowed on a writer. more

Dispatches

There are imaginary cities for scientists, vampires, lechers and even bad students—but what about writers? more

Columns

What we do when we absorb words from a screen— and we haven’t yet evolved a verb for it—is not reading. more

Columns 8 Comments

Is it the icons of Canadian pop culture—hockey fights, Tim Hortons coffee, Don Cherry’s haberdashery, Rick Mercer’s rants—that reveal the deepest truths about us? more

Columns

Linda Svendsen eviscerates the hypocritical nature of Canadian politics in Sussex Drive. more

Reviews

A poetic tribute to men's rear-ends. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

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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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