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Geist 93

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The Prime Minister, receiving ectoplasm from Texas

Bill Jeffries conjures a counter-spell to reverse the effects of Bill C-38 by altering "spirit photographs" of Stephen Harper. Read more

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It didn’t feel like there was any possible way this could really be happening—nineteen years of binding my breasts, even more years trying not to hate them. Read more

FACT

Eve Corbel lays out how likely you are to die by plane crash, shark attack, lightning, flu and other likely and unlikely causes. Read more

FACT

Veronica Gaylie encounters invisible lamps, uncooperative clerks and a cushion with a bear and/or badger on it during a trip to London. Read more

Dispatches

…in the Maple Leaf Lounge at the John G. Diefenbaker Airport in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Sucking marrow from his chicken bones, spitting the splinters on the rim of a white china plate. Read more

POETRY

"The North does not try to explain itself, but people are always trying to explain The North." Read more

POETRY

We had laughed at first. At the thought. Like it was a joke. Imagine, the ocean basting us. Read more

POETRY

"Canadians have long been convinced that we do not know much, or care much, about our own history, but a new study suggests that this truism is not true." Read more

Columns

Alberto Manguel's column from Geist 93 about how the most important Turkish novelist of modern times took over fifty years to reach English-speaking audiences. Read more

Columns

"I just had to pick up the phone and say, 'Bree, get the Ashtray' and she’d fetch the Buick from guest parking and pull up to the front door" Read more

FICTION 2 Comments

The writer who is loved by all, by definition, neglects literature’s prime responsibility: to offend. Read more

Columns 4 Comments

A young boy gets his first pair of tweezers after overhearing locker room conversations about body hair in this excerpt from God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya. Read more

FICTION

Zachariah Wells defines Canada as a land of "vegans and seal-clubbers, loggers and tree-huggers" in this sardonic poem. Read more

POETRY 1 Comments

An excerpt from Moss-Haired Girl by R.H. Slansky, the winning entry in the 2013 International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest. Read more

FICTION

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