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Geist 74

A short film featuring "Sewing Cabinet" by Julie Vandervoort, originally published in Geist 74. Read more

Dispatches

Runner-up in the 5th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest 14 Comments

This year for Halloween, we creep back into the archives and Stephen Osborne digs deep into his family's history at the Salem witch trials. Read more

Dispatches 2 Comments

The city we know as Vancouver sits in the delta of the fraser river valley on village sites that date back to mesopotamian times. Read more

, PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Comments

For centuries the Saharawis have called the desert home, but they don't belong here. At least not on this side of the Wall. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Comments

She opened her date book. One Post-It Note said, Pick up alfredo sauce and the other said, Have sex with a stranger. Read more

Short Stories

Poems of memorable customers: the one who ordered a hundred cheeseburgers, the one who bought three meals a day at the drive-thru, the drunk one in a clown suit, and more. Read more

FICTION 2 Comments

Cylinders of oxy­gen rolled past like dolls, propped up in wire bas­kets. After the first few min­utes it all seemed normal. Read more

Dispatches 7 Comments

Suggestions from grade ten students at a high school in British Columbia on how the teacher can get the class to pay attention, compiled by the teacher. Read more

Lists 3 Comments

I looked in her purse and found nothing but scraps of paper so covered in writing there was hardly any white left on the pages. Read more

Dispatches 2 Comments

It all started with a zesty little book about getting old. Read more

Columns 7 Comments

If Toronto were like Baghdad, thirty-nine res­i­dents would die vio­lently every week. Read more

Dispatches

Boyfriends are trouble, I said. He leaned over and gave me a high-five. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

From Red: A Haida Manga, published in October 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre, an imprint of D&M Publishers Inc. Read more

Comix

The man who told me to sit here is wearing a blue uniform. He asks me questions. “You’re going to sacrifice your body just to save some money,” he jokes. Read more

Dispatches

On a recent trip to Paris, I met a young woman from Japan. But this is not a story about a sudden love affair, which one might expect in Paris. Read more

Dispatches 2 Comments

Responses from students in a grade nine foods class to "Why did I give you detention today?" and/or "How was your behaviour unsafe?" Read more

Lists 1 Comments

World War I, Canada’s “war of independence,” marked a turning point for a young colony wanting to prove itself as a self-reliant nation, but at what cost. Read more

Essays

Lily Gontard reviews Passage (2008), directed by John Walker. Read more

Reviews

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Is there a recent comprehensive list of Indigenous groups in Canada?

 
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