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Geist 66

I’ve now read Comment parler des livres que l’on n’a pas lus? and I’m happy to say that I was right. more

Columns

Patty Osborne reviews Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir by Marina Nemat. more

Reviews

Norbert Ruebsaat reviews George Bowering's Errata (1988). more

Reviews

Eve Corbel reviews Paper Trail by Arleen Paré, a blend of memoir, poetry and magic realism in which the unnamed narrator struggles through her last 206 work days as a middle manager in an insidious corporate environment. more

Reviews

On Halloween in 1966, John Patterson's father burned down the Jones's house to give the neighbourhood kids a thrill. more

Dispatches

Honourable mention in the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 2 Comments

On the solitary vocation of map-making. more

Poetry

A draft dodger takes a “fishing trip” to Canada and ends up overboard. more

Prose

John Doe tells the story of the day he lost his cola virginity, sneaking out into the woods to taste Coke and Pepsi. more

Prose 1 Comments

Thinking back to the lovely black turtleneck years, before the crinkles and the white hairs. more

FICTION 2 Comments

Youngsters doing jumping jacks, Olympic gold medallists— All across our metroplex more

Poetry

From Where People Feast: An Indigenous People’s Cookbook, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2007. more

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The secret to happiness is realizing that nobody gives a shit if you read philosophy in your pajamas at six o’clock in the morning. more

Prose

Ayurveda massage will leave you feeling like the bones have been secretly extracted from your body. more

Dispatches

At first no one notices when the dog rushes your daughter as if she’s some kind of game and your daughter runs as if it’s some kind of chase. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

The secret to happiness is realizing that nobody gives a shit if you read philosophy in your pajamas at six o’clock in the morning. more

Prose

We’ve been outside for months now. We’re getting the way we do after so long without sight of land or a woman. Last night Vince licked my neck. more

Short Stories

In December 2006, the St. Louis Hotel and beer parlour in Calgary—once a favourite haunt of Ralph Klein, former premier of Alberta—closed its doors after ninety-two years of operation. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

In 1917 the Canadian government transported more than 84,000 Chinese workers in secrecy across Canada from Victoria to Halifax; from there they were shipped to Europe to serve in the Great War as non-combatants. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Slot machines sing their astral music. The tape recorder turns off. “Do you talk to friends about sex?” he asks. more

Columns

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