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An owl researcher squares off with an over-protective bird named Granny. more

Prose

The Bolshevists are coming! The Bolshevists are coming! Daniel Francis recounts Canada's close call with a revolution. more

Essays

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

Comix 2 Comments

What is at the heart of this Edith Iglauer profile by Giller nominee Annabel Lyon? Hint: Ice Road Truckers. more

Essays 1 Comments

From Red Nest, Gillian's first book of poetry and the winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry in 2010. more

Poetry 1 Comments

On sick watch, Sarah Leavitt observes her mother shoot out of bed, sing folk songs and talk in short bursts. more

Comix

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Jeremy Bruneel

"And if you haven’t yet learned which colour you are, it shouldn’t matter, one tends to think." more

Short Stories 3 Comments

He fights for justice and freedom…and hockey. more

Comix

A new collection of essays from John McPhee, staff writer at the New Yorker. more

Reviews

Derek Fairbridge reviews a documentary on the Canadian rock band Rush. more

Reviews 1 Comments

Does the individual have difficulty finding words, finishing sentences or naming people or things? more

Dispatches 5 Comments

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Photo by Andrew Chapman/Flexolite.

According to the numbers, Canada will never produce another Atwood or Findley. more

Columns 32 Comments

A list of words gleaned from Sarah Boxer’s favourite blogs, listed in “Blogs,” an essay by Sarah Boxer published in the New York Review of Books on February 14, 2008. more

Lists

Reader's Choice Award in the 6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 39 Comments

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

Postcard Story Contest 18 Comments

Long before Patti Smith became “the Godmother of Punk” she was a not- atypical teenager of the 1960s, living with her parents in suburban New Jersey. more

Reviews

The Central American vaction was all-inclusive, but she brought her own guilt, just in case. more

POETRY 2 Comments

One instinctive action saves a life in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. more

Dispatches 3 Comments

Becky McEachern reviews Michele Genest’s The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking, featuring a blend of the author's culinarily enlightened upbringing and indigenous northern Canadian ingredients. more

Reviews 3 Comments

Dan Post reviews A Sound Like Water Dripping by Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, the story of the author's attempts to be the first Ontarian to locate the elusive boreal owl. more

Reviews

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