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Geist 65

Winners of the 2006 Home Sweet Haiku Contest Winners. more

Home Sweet Haiku

Edith Iglauer invites Pierre Trudeau over for dinner and gets Barbara Streisand as a bonus. more

Dispatches

Carra Noelle Simpson reviews The Deserters Tale by Joshua Key, an "honest, accessible, first-hand experience of the war in Iraq that is missing in mainstream media." more

Reviews

Michal Kozlowski reviews Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergovic, twenty-nine (very) short stories set in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s. more

Reviews

How do you have a good time in Warsaw? Sing Neil Diamond songs in a karaoke bar. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

I have never been a success at anything in particular. more

Short Stories

Third prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Sadness has no reasons. Sadness is a luxuryof spare time, a piece of pie leftover,the blueberry’s skin caught between your teeth,the black blear of happiness. more

FICTION

Tilo Driessen was on his way to work when he saw the hammock strung up in a sculpture on the beach. "Luckily, the dude was sleeping," he said, "so I had time to set up in these difficult light conditions. I was struck by the practical nonchalance of more

PHOTOGRAPHY

When I overhear my parents talkabout the death of Dorothy Stratten,the Playboy playmate first discoveredin a Vancouver Dairy Queen,I somehow confuse her with the womanwho sold my family our tent trailer. more

FICTION

Every day she sits down at a table by the window and cuts long pieces of hair and sews them together onto mesh caps and backing strips. more

Prose

The Geist map has a venerable ancestor that goes back four centuries and halfway around the world. more

Columns

A series of narratives and rants written collaboratively in the exquisite corpse form (write a sentence and pass the paper to the next person). more

Prose

I was reluctant to show up at my ten-year high school reunion. My old neighbourhood was difficult to get to on public transit, and the autumn weather was chillier than usual. more

Essays

“Get it right,” Rob Allen told me. “You have no idea how few novels you will actually write in your life” more

Columns

"Leonard thinks that his father has a lot to worry about. God is probably going to have Leonard stabbed at a urinal tonight, which will probably lead to his whole family suffering from depression." From the winner of 29th Annual 3-Day Novel Contest. more

Prose

Second prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

With the approach of her tenth summer, Julia considers the holidays that lie before her: will there be too many things for her to do? Trying to look ahead from school time, with its time-tables and schedules, makes it hard to remember, or to imagine, what summertime will be before summer arrives and the school year ends. In the summer when I was Julia’s age I heard Elvis Presley for the first time, down by the river on the jukebox in the fish-and-chip joint where teenagers went to hold hands and drink ice cream sodas and eat salted french fries drenched in vinegar. more

Dispatches

Erin Mouré’s book of poems, O Cadoiro (Anansi), is seductive in its physical beauty (kudos to the designer) and in the great romance of the verse, which reminded me of the infamously passionate Letters of a Portuguese Nun, a collection of letters tha more

Reviews

Cathleen With’s book of short stories, Skids (Arsenal Pulp Press), takes a closer look at the human beings who inhabit this community and other communities like it. more

Reviews

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What’s the difference between weather and weather conditions? CBC Radio hosts use both, in equally solemn voices, but “weather conditions” sounds somehow more threatening than “weather.” Is it?

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