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Geist 24

Spiritual landscapes and unknowable people captured on film, used to convey a message. Read more

Essays

"Scallions are eaten raw by self-assertive people": Why S.K. Grant was surprised to discover The Joy of Cooking as a literary work. Read more

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I’d enjoy being in love more if it didn’t involve other people. Read more

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A blizzard hits two days before Christmas, stirring up feelings of trepidation and excitement for the passengers of a bus. Read more

Dispatches

I had my car at the hotel but snow was expected, and driving home alone in a snowstorm around the hairpin curves edged with deep ravines on Highway 101 was the last thing I wanted to do. Read more

Dispatches

Like other unpublished novelists, I am always curious to read the new writers as they are "discovered" by the publishing houses. God help us if the people at Random House keep this up. Their latest "find" is David Eddie, whose novel Chump Change is a Read more

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NeWest Press does a better job with Diamond Grill by Fred Wah. Wah is one of Canada's best contemporary poets but he is new to prose, and the appeal of a poet writing fiction is too tasty to pass up. Read more

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Shopping for books is one part of Christmas that I really enjoy, and this year I found all the books I needed by walking between four bookstores clustered near the centre of town. At Manhattan Books I picked up two bright green hardcover copies of Be Read more

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 
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