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Geist 84

sure enough when we quieted down we could hear its faint cries and sense its frantic little bird heart rattling in its cage of bones Read more

Poetry

In this excerpt from M.A.C. Farrant's The Strange Truth About Us, one man partakes in ritual rock stacking, another uses the time spent waiting to scrutize the world, and a woman with a star named after her is cremated in a full-length mink coat. Read more

Prose

An email message to Geist from Randy Fred, describing his journey from his home on Vancouver Island to Penticton, in the interior of BC. Read more

Prose

I use the thicker rope for hanging men. I don’t like to use the same piece twice. A fresh length each time and left on, disposed of with the body. Read more

Prose

Libby Simon remembers the old wooden floor radio that brought Papa news of the war announced by the Voice of Doom. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY 1 Comments

Mandelbrot reviews The Wage Slave's Glossary written by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell and illustrated by Seth. Read more

Reviews

Michael Turner reviews At the World's Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver, 1937-1998, by Claudia Cornwall. Read more

Reviews

"You wring your heart on the beach while on the far shore landmines explode." Read more

POETRY 5 Comments

Adam Gopnik deconstructs the submerged iceberg and unique snowflake metaphors. Read more

Prose

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Bill Anders, crew member Apollo 8, Dec 24, 1968, at Mission Time 075:49:07 (16:40 utc)

Stephen Osborne compares the "major problem" of loitering in 1968 Vancouver to the 2012 Occupy movement. Read more

Dispatches

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Tower of Babel (1563) by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530-1569)

Alberto Manguel reflects on art as a witness to the human desire to be infinite and eternal. Read more

Columns 1 Comments

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Artray photo, Vancouver Public Library: VPL 84847. Used with permission.

Daniel Francis explores the photographer as Vancouver's most interesting historian. Read more

Columns

In this excerpt from Adam Gilders' Another Ventriloquist, a father builds his daughter a swan's nest, a ventriloquist revises his act, and a beaver terrorizes a neighbourhood. Read more

Short Stories

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Photo by Jane Silcott

Jane Silcott explores the ideas of beauty and mimicry both in theory and in the wilds of a motel complex. Read more

Dispatches 2 Comments

In this excerpt from Steven Heighton's new book, The Dead Are More Visible, a firefighter must decide what lives are worth saving in the heat of a four-alarm fire. The official line is that firefighters save people—but what about reptiles? Read more

Short Stories

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Image by Gregory Betts.

Gregory Betts examines boycott culture in Canada through the lens of social media and produces a found poem of collected internet comments that records the world threatening to negate itself. Read more

POETRY

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Photo by Mandelbrot.

Stephen Henighan investigates bus travel as one of Canada's last surviving democratic spaces. Read more

Columns

Matt Rader's poem encourages you to "love the word not the weirdo." Read more

POETRY

In Katie Daubs' short fiction, a father writes a deathbed letter to his children, explaining the surprising way he really met their mother. Read more

Short Stories 1 Comments

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