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Leah Rae reviews Hagiography, a slim book of saintly verse filled with mystery and well-crafted poems. more

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Jill Mandrake reviews George Bowering's Caprice, "a poetic eulogy for a shrinking literary landscape." more

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What can the Brothers Grimm teach us about the state of our economic system? Everything. more

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On a rainy night in October 1970, I crossed paths with Canada's most elusive poet. more

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A peek inside Roger Deakin’s living, breathing farmhouse in the waning years of his life in Notes from Walnut Tree Farm, reviewed by Michael Hayward. more

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Even the healthiest reader can uncover the fatal illness within thanks to The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs, reviewed by Michael Hayward. more

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Leah Rae reviews The Echoing Years: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Translation from Canada and Ireland: "Finally, a comprehensive collection of fair-to-middlin’ verse for the multilingual." more

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An intrepid Geist correspondent narrowly avoids being stabbed by a moose-antler letter opener in Whitehorse. more

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Michael Hayward reviews Anik See’s Saudade, a collection of essays to plunge you deep into the meanings of travel and place. more

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This edge-of-your-seat film follows a Spanish chef on his quest to win the prestigious cooking competition, the Bocuse D’Or. Review by Leah Rae. more

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Carrie Villeneuve reviews a new album from an East Vancouver band that appeals to music fans of all ages. more

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Michael Hayward reviews Edward Lear in Albania, an account of the author's travels through the Balkans beginning in 1848. more

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"Plain, non-pretentious, utterly mundane: It’s not clear what else an inaugural poem can be." Stephen Osborne reviews Elizabeth Alexander’s poem for Barack Obama’s inauguration. more

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Stephen Osborne reviews a collection of Barack Obama's speeches that was surprisingly popular overseas. more

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Michael Hayward reviews Graham Robb's The Discovery of France, a scholarly but entertaining history of France’s emergence in the modern era. more

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Thad McIlroy reviews Slumdog Millionaire, a 2009 film by Danny Boyle. more

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Michael Hayward reviews the autobiography of Jim Rimmer, a “high priest” of type design and private-press printing. more

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In multi-cultural Vancouver, strangers come together at a moment of crisis. more

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Malcolm Gladwell uses statistical analyses to prove that location and timing are everything in Outliers: The Story of Success, reviewed by Lily Gontard. more

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Michael Hayward reviews The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III, a collection of discussions with the leading dramatists, poets and novelists of the past fifty years. more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

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?

—Evelyn, Cyberspace

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