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Geist 90

A young Indigenous woman deals with hippy-artist-pothead boyfriends and car troubles. Read more

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A Vancouver rock band made up of musicians, photographers and at one time, a prominent sci-fi writer. Read more

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The author, age fifteen, Patagonia

What does it mean to "be" yourself? The face reflected in the mirror is unrecognizable. Read more

Columns 2 Comments

A review of Julie Otsuka's novel, The Buddha in the Attic, about Japanese picture brides in the 1920s. Read more

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A review of Garden Plots: Canadian Women Writers and Their Literary Gardens by Shelley Boyd. Read more

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A review of Michel Rabagliati's semi-autobiographical graphic novels, featuring tales of his boyhood in Quebec. Read more

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A soldier is shot and a preacher's wife abandons her virtue in narratives that blend fact and fiction. Read more

Prose

Shared family memories of burnt baked goods. Read more

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The imperialist dream: generations of offspring and a machine gun in every window. Read more

FINDINGS

A review of Love & the Mess We’re In by Stephen Marche. Read more

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A review of David Mason's memoir The Pope’s Bookbinder. Read more

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A review of Happy-Go-Lucky: Silver Islet Shenanigans, a creative non-fiction book by Bill MacDonald. Read more

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From Sylvie's flood book

The Calgary floods left behind a stew of knee-deep mud, and waterlogged piles of couches, fridges, books, toys, artworks, chairs, carpet, drywall... Read more

Dispatches

A compendium of 90-ish facts & stats to salute Geist 90. Read more

Comix

In the farmer’s market, a quintessentially Canadian setting, much of Canada is not visible. Read more

Columns 2 Comments

Headlines featuring crack-smoking mayors and election fraudsters. Read more

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems about untangled seal guts and elusive hares in the Arctic tundra. Read more

POETRY

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems about untangled seal guts and elusive hares in the Arctic tundra. Read more

POETRY

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems, entitled "Arctic Graffiti," about untangled seal guts, elusive hares and Inuit sculptors in the Arctic tundra. Read more

POETRY

A review of the Vanguard of the New Age, Gillian McCann's book about the Theosophical Society, which mixes western spiritualism and eastern mysticism. Read more

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When did people stop saying and writing “I’m so excited about your award!” and start saying “I’m so excited for your award!”?

 
—Arya A. in Guelph, ON
 

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