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"lug like trunks,/ steer like plows/ pile like lumber..." Read more

POETRY

"Christy Foley is going to live on Mars. Or at least, that’s what she’s hoping." Read more

FACT

"I’d take the calm before the storm if it meant having any calm whatsofuckingever." Read more

POETRY 2 Comments

Robertson Davies' diaries reveal his zest for life and penchant for an act he refers to only as "h.t.d." Read more

FACT 6 Comments

Two motions with the knife, across the throat below the gills and along the bare length of the belly, like a Catholic crossing himself before a meal. Read more

FICTION

The crowds learned that they could not act effectively in the present without confronting the past, specifically the historical treatment of indigenous people. Read more

Columns

"He had white hair at every angle, a paunch, and he didn’t bathe much. Colleagues joked about the Leonard Condensate, one whiff of which reduced matter into muck." Read more

FICTION 1 Comments

Alison McCreesh encounters snow in May, a bemused gas station attendant and a dumpster to cook behind on a trip across Canada. Read more

FACT

Montreal was once the “City of a Thousand Steeples.” Today it’s the city of a thousand church bazaars open on Saturdays to keep the cash flow up. Read more

Dispatches

At the age of 30, Gladys Aylward, a housemaid, bought a ticket from London, England, to Yangcheng, Shanxi Province, China, in order to work as a missionary. Read more

Reviews

For me, the jacket is a piece of menswear history that I can actually put on, and a link to the tragicomic tale of an underachiever with a famous name. Read more

Dispatches

Donald Creighton was a bigot and a curmudgeon, a cranky Tory with a chip on his shoulder. He was also the country’s leading historian, who changed the way that Canadians told their own story. Read more

Columns

The Western Front, Canada’s longest running artist-run centre, recently hosted a public screening of two dozen or so films from their archive of readings by poets from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Read more

Reviews

A list of things you can get for 99¢. Read more

FICTION

The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. Read more

Columns

Between the two cover photographs is the story of a fascinating life; fascinating not because Sacks led a life of high adventure—just the opposite, in fact. Read more

Reviews

How did the 99 B-Line bus route come to be the locus of the most heartless transit rides in Greater Vancouver? Read more

Dispatches

Rebekah Chotem reviews the film adaptation of Room by Emma Donoghue. Read more

Reviews

Uncle Tom lies in St. Paul’s Emergency pacemaker jumping like a sockeye salmon while he teaches two nurses four verses of Danny Boy. Read more

FICTION

First prize winner of the 2015 Short Long-Distance Writing Contest. Read more

Short Long-Distance Writing Contest

ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 

Which of these three sentences, if any, are grammatically okay?

 
—Chickening Out, Vancouver BC
 

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