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A soldier is shot and a preacher's wife abandons her virtue in narratives that blend fact and fiction. more

Prose

A review of David Mason's memoir The Pope’s Bookbinder. more

Reviews

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems, entitled "Arctic Graffiti," about untangled seal guts, elusive hares and Inuit sculptors in the Arctic tundra. more

POETRY

Priests lie in the road, women kiss paintings and hostages crack jokes. more

Prose

An account of the circumstances surrounding seven literary honours bestowed on a writer. more

Dispatches

Taxi cab drivers recount awkward moments of hustling, illiteracy and condescension. From The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories. more

FINDINGS

A household chore is elevated from the mundane to the majestic. From Night-Eater. more

Poetry

Eleven distinct openings for eleven incomplete short stories. From Five Dials 25. more

Prose

Shiny bras and worn-in sweaters—the clothes do make the woman. more

Dispatches

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Queen Street Parkade, Toronto, 2012, by Fabrice Strippoli

If I really wanted help I should go where they could help me, with the other single men. “But I’m not a man,” I repeated. more

FINDINGS 1 Comments

Ink, metal type and time: Watch an 1850 Albion super royal handpress in action. more

Longlisted for the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. more

POETRY

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Photo credit: Brian Howell

Crispin and Jan Elsted produce books of extraordinary beauty using techniques and traditions that date from the days of Johannes Gutenberg. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

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"Gypsy Goat Woman" by Jake Genen

A young girl gets a taste of show business by acting as Sleeping Beauty in a sideshow. more

Short Stories

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Rebel Sell 2009: Christopher Dombres

Stephen Henighan argues that efficiency has become a core value that heightens social divisions. more

Columns 3 Comments

I use the thicker rope for hanging men. I don’t like to use the same piece twice. A fresh length each time and left on, disposed of with the body. more

Prose

Mandelbrot reviews The Wage Slave's Glossary written by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell and illustrated by Seth. more

Reviews

In this excerpt from Adam Gilders' Another Ventriloquist, a father builds his daughter a swan's nest, a ventriloquist revises his act, and a beaver terrorizes a neighbourhood. more

Short Stories

In this excerpt from Steven Heighton's new book, The Dead Are More Visible, a firefighter must decide what lives are worth saving in the heat of a four-alarm fire. The official line is that firefighters save people—but what about reptiles? more

Short Stories

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Photo by Brian Howell

Randy Fred thought that life after residential school would be drinking, watching TV and dying. Instead, he became the "greatest blind Indian publisher in the world." more

Essays 3 Comments

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