Geist 109

Stephen Henighan unravels the mysteries of Alejo Carpentier; Terence Byrnes joins the Ottawa Valley Marauders for a day; Alberto Manguel begins at the beginning rereading Don Quixote; Postcard Contest winners.

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Also in Geist 109:

Stinky Potato Golem by Cary Fagan

Tanja Bartel's current phobia

Billeh Nickerson on postal code V4G 1N4

Coyote sightings and attack logs

Kathryn Mockler gets into a sticky situation

Guide to selecting and editing CBC children's programs

James Witwicki partners with 5-year-old Anna to create poetry

Joe Bongiorno meets the Shi Fu

From the Heart of It All: Ten Years of Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Table of Contents


Terence Byrnes, "Tool That Goes Boom"

Cary Fagan, "Stinky Potato Golem"

Tanja Bartel, "Current Phobia"

Postcard Contest Winners


Carolyne Montgomery, "In the Pines"

Billeh Nickerson, "V4G 1N4"

Kathryn Mockler, "I Won't Clean the Tub"

Carmen Tiampo, "What Survives"

Joe Bongiorno, "The Shi Fu"


Tom Burrows, "No Sleep"

Eric Dupont, "A New Confessor"

Panels from Weegee: Serial Photographer by Max de Radiguès and Wauter Mannaert

Kevin Lanthier, "Urban Wildlife"

Andrew Batershill, "Bitch Face"

Rani Rivera, "Retreat"

Coyote Sighting and Attack Log Text Alert Group, "Coyote Heading West"

Wikipedia entry Maternal Insult, "Harlotries, Witchcrafts, Combat Boots"

Instructions to guide selection and editing of CBC children's programs, "If in Doubt, Cut"

Jocelyn Parr, "The Scientist"

Panel from Norths by Alison McCreesh

James Witwicki with 5-year-old Anna, "Chicken. Chicken. Pigeon. Crow."


"Caribbean Enigma" by Stephen Henighan, Afterlife of Culture

"Beginning at the Beginning" by Alberto Manguel, City of Words

ENDNOTES: Featuring reviews of

Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major

Memories from Beyond the Grave by François-René de Chateaubriand

Its Never Over by Morley Callahan

City Poems by Joe Fiorito

The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island - CBC Documentary Series

The Hotel Years - work of Joseph Roth, collected and translated by Michael Hoffman

Gathie Falk's 1985 retrospective and Apples, etc.

From the Heart of It All: Ten Years of Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by the Thursdays Writing Collective



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