Geist 104

Jonah Samson's vintage found photography after Waiting For Godot; Downtown East Side poetry suite by Henry Doyle; A history of Canadian snack food by Janis Thiessen; New short fiction by Shannon Webb-Campbell.

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Also in Geist 104:

Evel Economakis lives the life of a materiel marauder in Russia

Barbara Zatyko wakes up with nine fingers after a dog bite

Beth A. Robertson on the exclusion of women from the study of psychic phenomena

Veronica Gaylie sings the praises of the omnipresent plaid jacket

Merilyn Simonds on Plato, Socrates and saying "no" to the written word

Leonard Bilski gives helpful tips on things not to do in prison

Jacinda Mack deconstructs colonial newcomer "history"

Stephen Henighan investigates crude first steps towards talking about racial reality

Daniel Francis on the Big Bang Theory of Canadian History

Table of Contents


Shannon Webb-Campbell, "Star of the Sea"

Jonah Samson, "Yes Yes We're Magicians"

Henry Doyle, "Harm Reduction"

Janis Thiessen, "The Munchies"


Michał Kozłowski, "Corpse Reviver"

Barbara Zatyko, "Stumped"

Vanessa Stauffer, "1827 Sul Ross #1"

Jeff Shucard, "'Til the End of Time"

Veronica Gaylie, "Plaid Jacket"

Evel Economakis, "Hand Grenade"

Jill Boettger, "Depression Screening Day"


Photos from Ritual by Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Catherine Leroux, "Go for a Walk"

Evan Webber, "Salaa Hussein"

Photo from The North End Revisited by John Paskievich

Jennifer LoveGrove, "The Mortgage Broker Asks for My Net Income From the Previous Year"

Jon Paul Fiorentino, "Second Person"

Leonard Bilski, "Detention Conventions"

Wade Davis, "Writing With Light"

Beth A. Robertson, "Séan-tific Femininity"

Selection from Hostage by Guy Delisle

Merilyn Simonds, "Implanting Forgetfulness in Our Souls"

Jacinda Mack, "Deconstructing Newcomer 'History'"


"Ethnic Babies" by Stephen Henighan, Afterlife of Culture

"Hoping Against Hope" by Alberto Manguel, City of Words

"The Big Bang Theory of Canadian History" by Daniel Francis, National Dreams

ENDNOTES: Featuring reviews of

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollmann

John by Jean by Jean Mohr

Lapwing and Fox by John Christie and John Berger

John K. Samson in concert

Accordéon by Kaie Kellough

A Man Called Ove, directed by Hannes Holm


Rebekah Chotem, "Born to be Mild: The Inoffensive Map of Canada"


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