Geist 108

Lisa Bird-Wilson on claiming Indigenous identities and the Indian Act; Connie Kuhns on 50 years of Joni Mitchell reviews; Alberto Manguel makes peace with the devil; Jocelyn Kuang prepares her grandfather for the afterlife.

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Also in Geist 108:

Winners of the Erasure Poetry Contest

The Found Polaroid Project

Mary Schendlinger on the world's most wanted pen

Tips on arranging your bookshelf

Guide to academic language: knowledge production, critique, progress, and other gobbledygook!

The human gene sweepstake betting book

Gale Smallwood-Jones on working life for a girl in the 1960s

A poem from the Detriot zoo bathroom, 1979

English for foreigners

The Marijuana Map of Canada

Table of Contents 


Connie Kuhns, "Fifty Years in Review"

Trudi Lynn Smith and Kate Hennessy, "Fugitives"

Erasure Contest Winners


Mary Schendlinger, "World's Most Wanted"

M.A.C. Farrant, "Stories from a West Coast Town"

Jennesia Pedri, "T-Bay Notes"

Taylor Brown-Evans, "Cerra Ballena"

Gale Smallwood-Jones, "Working Life for a Girl in the 1960s"

Jocelyn Kuang, "49 Days to the Afterlife"

Randy Fred, Steven Heighton, Duncan Mercredi, Malgorzata Nowaczyk, "Contact No Contact"


Norman Levine, "English for Foreigners"

Micheline Maylor, "Detroit Zoo Bathroom 1977"

Norma Dunning, "My Sisters and I"

Panels from Boundless by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

Munirah MacLean, "First Contact"

Table of Contents from The Opposite of Hate by Sally Kohn

Page from Ewan Birney's gene sweepstake betting book

Michelle Elrick, "Ethelbert: Ten Days in May"

Jamie Fitzpatrick, "Wash and Ready"

Marc Plourde "Rooms to Let in Bohemia"

A Community of Inquiry, "Keywords"

Found Polaroids from Kyler Zeleny's Found Polaroid Project

Eddy Weetaltuk, "Culture Clash"

Kaie Kellough, "ANOT. 2.01"

Brainstorm from Columbia College students

Erín Mouré, "The Old G"


"Smashing Identity Algorithms, Yes Please" by Lisa Bird-Wilson, Bird's Eye View

"Residential Roots" by Stephen Henighan, Afterlife of Culture

"The Devil" by Alberto Manguel, City of Words

ENDNOTES: Featuring reviews of

The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg

Smaller Hours by Kevin Shaw

Strange New Country: The Fraser River Salmon Strikes of 1900-1901 and the Birth of Modern British Columbia by Geoff Meggs

Baskets by Zach Galifianakis

Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn

Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny by Witold Szablowski

False Memories and Other Likely Tales by Ernest Hekkanen

Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin

His Illegal Self by Peter Carey

The Dusty Bookcase by Brian Busby

The Manhattan Project by László Krasznahorkai and Ornan Rotem

Plus: High Country, the Marijuana Map of Canada



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