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“Thank Christ,” says Dieter when I finally wake up. “I thought you were dead.” more

Dispatches

VIFF 2015: In Transit

Albert Maysles last film is an ode to lives in transit and to crossing America by train. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Roni Simunovic takes an Air Canada rouge flight from Halifax to Calgary and ridicules the flight attendants' absurd new uniforms. more

Reviews

"The phrase totally underplays the impact of having your lovely red Alero T-boned by a guy in a white Mazda with incredibly low mileage on his life." more

POETRY

Jan Feduck faces Frenchish food, vomit and guys from Ontario when her ferry from the Magdalen Islands is caught in a hurricane. more

Dispatches

A young Canadian man visits family in Pakistan to settle a generational feud. more

Dispatches

Jim Christy muses on 121 items accumulated over 40 years of travel in Sweet Assorted: 121 Takes From a Tin Box, reviewed by Michael Hayward. more

Reviews

In 1946, a young bride writes home about her month-long sea voyage to her new home on Baffin Island. more

Dispatches

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

Postcard Story Contest

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

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Runner-up in the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

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Boston Public Library, Algonquin Hotel, Bolton Landing, on Lake George, NY

Four days after Sandy, Shucard's parents are in good humour, very brave and very glad to see him—and unsure if he's taking them to Bolivia, Azerbaijan or Canada. more

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Fafner from Wikimedia Commons

Maurice Sambert wants to write a book about authors' graves, but someone much more famous has already published one. more

A true story told by Mary Hunt (née Way), a ninety-two-year-old retired Avon representative who lives in St. John's, NF. The story was written down by her grandson, Rob Fritz, and brought to Geist by her niece, Lily Gontard, a contributing editor. more

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Third prize winner of the 8th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

This excerpt from Claudia Cornwall's At World's Edge, Curt Lang's Vancouver 1937-1998 details Lang's time in Europe and his refascination with Canada. more

Prose

An email message to Geist from Randy Fred, describing his journey from his home on Vancouver Island to Penticton, in the interior of BC. more

Prose

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Photo by Mandelbrot.

Stephen Henighan investigates bus travel as one of Canada's last surviving democratic spaces. more

Columns

An excerpt from Crossings by Betty Lambert, a novel first published by Pulp Press in 1979 and republished as part of the Legacy Books Project in 2011. more

Prose

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