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The True Story of an Unrepentant Literary Sinner: Being an Account of the Porcupette’s Confessions of Bookish Sin

I found one of those fire-and-brimstone religious pamphlets in my mailbox today. It was good for a chuckle (the thing played fast and loose with grammatical rules and made conspicuous use of bold, italic and underlined text, sometimes all at … 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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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on Editing. A Literary PSA…

I’ve recently fallen into a bit of a rut when it comes to my work tasks. Timing and to-do lists have conspired to ensure that my normally diversified work diet has become a bit more homogeneous than I often enjoy. … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 31 May 2019

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. Most of us are probably inclined to believe that reading books every day is a … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 14 Dec 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. Have you ever heard of the interrobang? What about the sarcmarc? The love point? Check … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 17 Aug 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. This one’s for the poetry fans: 15 Canadian poetry collections to watch for this fall, … Continue reading

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.