Geist 98

Geist 98, Fall 2015.Michel Huneault's Syrian refugee photography. Ivan Coyote on feeling handsome, not pretty. Sara Cassidy on self-portraiture in Canada. A 4-day forecast by M.A.C. Farrant. Eve Corbel's Greeting Cards for Tiny Occasions.

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Also in Geist 98:

Michał Kozłowski talks tchotchkes, pork chops and salt mines

Rob Kovitz poses life's tough questions

Rosamond Norbury's bearded ladies

Luke MacLean photographs his Quebecois muse

Małgorzata Nowaczyk's grandmother runs contraband and hunts pigeons

Daniel Francis on Canada's embarrassingly undemocratic origin story

The near-identical speed paintings of Levine Flexhaug

Raoul Fernandes' drunken mailman and tailless tabby

Stephen Henighan on the divisive nature of St. Petersburg

Gustave Morin creates ASCII art

David McGimpsey's catnip for Canadians

Kafka in Clayton, Oklahoma by Réal Godbout

Joey Comeau writes a cover letter to Neopost

Anna Banana's lick-n-stick postage stamp art

D.M. Fraser and the myth of cultural identity

and more!

Table of Contents


Michel Huneault, "Exodus"

Ivan Coyote, "Shouldn't I Feel Pretty?"

Sara Cassidy, "Framed"

Johnathan Fahey, "Pacific Meats & Frozen Foods, Inc."


Michał Kozłowski, "Pillars of Salt"

Luke MacLean, "Je M'Appelle Raphael"

Eve Corbel, "Greeting Cards for Tiny Occasions"

M.A.C. Farrant, "4-Day Forecast for Wendy"

Jeff Shucard, "Home Front"

Małgorzata Nowaczyk, "Knitting Class"

Rob Kovitz, "What Kinds of Questions"


Nancy Tousley and Peter White, images from A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug

Shoshaku Jushaku, "Always Waking Up in Montreal"

Raoul Fernandes, "Goodnight Skirt"

Alexandre Bourbaki, "La Vraie Affaire"

Irina Kovalyova, "Blood Keeper"

Raymond Bock, "Wolverine"

Gustave Morin, image from Clean Sails

Barry Healey and Cordelia Strube, "Speaks"

David McGimpsey, "Catnip for Canadians"

Réal Godbout, "Kafka in Clayton, OK"

Joey Comeau, "Dear Neopost"

Michelle Jacques, image from Anna Banana, 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana

Derek Beaulieu, "I Don't Read"

Dakota McFadzean, "Tue Nov 15, 2011"

Rosamund Norbury, "Marcel"

D.M. Fraser, "Surrounded by Ducks: The Myth of Cultural Identity"


"City Apart" by Stephen Henighan, Afterlife of Culture

"Birth of a Nation" by Daniel Francis, National Dreams

"In Praise of Ronald Wright" by Alberto Manguel, City of Words


Rebekah Chotem, "Cats & Dogs: The Weather Map of Canada"

ENDNOTES: Featuring reviews of

Bearded Ladies by Rosamund Norbury

Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean

The "Pickathon" music festival

Seth's Dominion, directed by Luc Chamberland

I Thought I Told You to Shut Up, directed by Charlie Tyrell

How's Life in the City? a 2015 Statistics Canada report

Do you think this is strange? by Aaron Cully Drake


Geist 97

Humour & satire from The Syrup Trap. Winners of the 11th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. New suite of poetry by Evelyn Lau. Ethan Eisenberg's Toronto Pride photography. Fiction by Cary Fagan.

Also in Geist 97:

Certain Embarrassing Questions from Rob Kovitz

David Albahari at the Banff Centre

The inside scoop on What Wave by Michal Kozlowski

Stephen Henighan on the social complications of immigration

Alberto Manguel presents the Armenian question

A list of things your poem should have from Kathryn Mockler

Eve Corbel on why old women cry at weddings

Milton Acorn Googling his own work

David Francis on Canada's history of war resistance

Letters to Manitora, Canada

Western Canada photography by Thomas Gardiner

Police scanner tweets from @ScanBC

Mini Aodla Freeman living life among the qallunaat

Selections of Chinese export paintings

and more!

Table of Contents


The Syrup Trap: Canada's favourite humour magazine

Ethan Eisenberg, "Operation Pride"

Cary Fagan, "My Father's Picasso"

Winners of the 11th Annual Postcard Story Contest

Evelyn Lau, "Don't Look Down"


Michal Kozlowski, "Publishing Life"

Roni Simunovic, "Literary Festival Field Guide"

Vincent Pagé, "Milton Acorn Googles His Own Work"

Eve Corbel, "Old Women Cry at Weddings"

Susan Mockler, "Hey, Sexy"

Rob Kovitz, "Certain Embarrassing Questions"


Thomas Gardiner, images from Western Canada

David Albahari, "The Banff Way"

Wilson MacDonald, "Author Tour, 1923"

Peter Culley, "Cruel Summer"

Mini Aodla Freeman, "Southern Life"

Ludwig Zeller, "Coming to the End of the Blind Knot"

Nina Bunjevac, "Letters to Manitora"

Duncan Mercredi, "Neon Moon"

Barry Till, "Snapshot Art"

@ScanBC, "Drunk, Armed With Guitar"

Kathryn Mockler, "Your Poem Should Have Four Legs"


"Immigrants From Nowhere" by Stephen Henighan, Afterlife of Culture

"The Armenian Question" by Alberto Manguel, City of Words

"Acts of Resistance" by Daniel Francis, National Dreams


by Mandelbrot


Jennesia Pedri, "Badlands: The Terrible Map of Canada"

ENDNOTES: Featuring reviews of

Kitten Clone by Douglas Coupland

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids compiled and edited by Meghan Daum

Road Rocks Ontario by Nick Eyles

The April 2015 issue of CNQ: Canadian Notes & Queries

"What Was Canadian Literature?", a post at

Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl by Anahareo

Kuessipan by Naomi Fontaine

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen

An Air Canada rouge flight from Halifax to Calgary


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