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growing up

A review of Michel Rabagliati's semi-autobiographical graphic novels, featuring tales of his boyhood in Quebec. more

Reviews

A young man visits his first strip club, an awkward experience fueled by alcohol. more

Poetry

Laurie Lewis thinks back to her childhood in Canada, growing up amidst Communist paranoia in the 1940s in Little Comrades, reviewed by Patty Osborne. more

Reviews

To a fifteen-year-old boy, even women in comic books were a turn-on. more

Prose

A flower child looks back, to the time between Motown and acid rock. more

Essays

A review of Voyage Through the Past Century by Rolf Knight. more

Reviews

"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

Third prize winner of the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

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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

Honourable mention in the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

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Kids with Coca-Cola, 1959. Photo courtesy Jill Mandrake.

On the merry-go-round, you just shouted out a des­ti­na­tion and all the kids pushed until every­one agreed we’d arrived. more

Essays

A warm spring night, a country club dance,a date with an attractive young man—and braces on my two front teeth. more

Dispatches

Dan Post reviews Grant Lawrence's Adventures in Solitude (Harbour). more

Reviews

A nervous kid from Canada becomes the king of the basketball courts in Venice Beach. more

Dispatches

Another great comic from the Geist 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition.In kindergarten, 'normal' is loosely defined. more

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The Red Kite, a painting by Soizick Meister

Honourable mention in the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest 3 Comments

Honourable mention in the 6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 10 Comments

Honourable mention in the 1st Jackpine Sonnet Contest. more

Jackpine Sonnet Contest 4 Comments

Honourable mention in the 1st Jackpine Sonnet Contest. more

Jackpine Sonnet Contest

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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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