GEIST 84 - BRIAN HOWELL PHOTOGRAPH ON THE COVER
Boycott Canada 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.
Last Day in Cheyenne by Connie Kuhns
Remembering her father's last days in a hospital in Wyoming, Connie Kuhns struggles with questions of mortality, memory, and how to fulfill her father's dying wish.
Fiercely Awake by Evelyn Lau
Four poems by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau on aging, aching and orthotics.
Fireman's Carry by Steven Heighton
In this sneak peak from Steven Heighton's upcoming 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, or die in the attempt - but what about reptiles?
PLUS: New commentary from Geist contributors: Stephen Henighan investigates bus travel as one of Canada's last surviving democratic spaces in Wheels; Alberto Manguel reflects on art as a witness to the human desire to be infinite and eternal in Observer and Observed; and an exploration of the photographer as Vancouver's most interesting historian in Daniel Francis's Noir.
Get all this and more in Geist 84.