With her third novel, Calgary’s Theanna Bischoff delves into murder mystery. Left is built around a disappearance: 29-year-old Natasha Bell, a nurse in Calgary, goes missing while jogging one [...]

What’s Left

On the western edge of downtown Edmonton sits a small, triangular park that commands a vista over the serpentine North Saskatchewan River valley. With its sublime and panoramic views, it’s the [...]

Blackfoot Country

Publishers and authors have the right to define their books by genre as they please—a book of poetry in this case. But to my eye and ear, the text of Walter Hildebrandt’s Blackfoot Country is [...]

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan has long explored the concept of living between worlds, an identity both exhausting and destabilizing. In her 2004 debut novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, Ghanaian civil servant [...]


On the cover of Waiting: An Anthology of Essays, sculptor Alex Pina’s androgynous human figure seated at the edge of a diving board looks down at its seriously elongated legs. The image elegantly [...]

Small Cities, Big Issues:

Following the decline of the welfare state, beginning in the early 1990s and through the subsequent rise of neoliberal economic policies, many troubling social issues have plagued small cities [...]

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