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Pulled from the Pages: The Essential Kay Smith

Have you ever discovered a book or an author that kind of feels like a secret? Perhaps they’re a relative unknown, located away from common literary circles, a little obscure in choice of theme. When you find this author’s work … Continue reading

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In Which the Porcupette Juggles Metaphorical Literary Chainsaws, or, News for September at PQL

Have you ever been to a carnival, wandering around, taking in the sights, when you see a clown in white pancake makeup strolling around the fairgrounds casually juggling balls, bowling pins—hell, even chainsaws? It’s a sight that evokes awe, wonder … Continue reading

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Introducing The Essential Douglas LePan, the Newest Volume in the Essential Poets Series

I’m sure by now you’re familiar with our ever-growing Essential Poets series. We’re working on our twentieth volume, and have so far had plenty of poets to feature and editors to step in for a volume or two. But what … Continue reading

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Pulled from the Pages: The Essential Charles Bruce

If you’ve ever complained that poetry is just too hard or that it makes no sense, well, you’ve been reading the wrong poetry books! But seriously, though, while I love a good meaty poem bursting with poetic devices and figurative … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 16 Nov 2018

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. If you’ve ever wondered about the evolution of cultural standards, this will be an interesting … Continue reading

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Breaking Contest News! Win a 5-Book Maritime Poets Prize Pack

Our friends over at Open Book are hosting a fabulous contest featuring your chance to win five poetry books from the Porcupine’s Quill. These books are all part of the Essential Poets series, but you might not know that they all feature writers … Continue reading

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