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1. The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | The April Poems
The April Poems by Leon Rooke Leon Rooke’s latest collection of poems concerns itself with an irrepressible heroine, adopting a variety of distinctive perspectives on her life, her loves and her losses. April is - 27.0kb

2. The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | Hot Poppies
Hot Poppies by Leon Rooke Don’t suspend disbelief. Don’t arrest it, curtail it, or unfrock it. Disbelief is in the fine print scratched at the bottom of Leon Rooke’s literary contract. ... If we relinquish - 17.9kb

3. The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | Muffins
Muffins by Leon Rooke ‘ Muffins is a square; it has a vinyl cover of a photograph of Rooke and his wife and another woman (their daughter?). The photograph-cover, if one ‘‘reads’’ - 21.1kb

4. The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Pr...
& Peculiar Practices by Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices is a fantastical literary experiment in which text and image collide to form an irreverent satire of society’s indifference to the - 25.2kb

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recognizing the venerable Leon Rooke, a wonderful poet and playwright, novelist and visual artist as well as a talented short story writer. Keep reading to find out more about this fascinating and accomplished writer. Leon Rooke Leon - 74.1kb

6. The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | The Happiness of Others
Happiness of Others by Leon Rooke The Happiness of Others brings together the best stories from Rooke’s first two books published in Canada, The Love Parlour (Oberon, 1977) and Cry Evil (Oberon, 1980), both now - 16.4kb

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Hampton , Jan in 35 Pieces , Leon Rooke , Mogul Recollected , Richard Outram | Leave a comment PQL Author of the Month: Leon Rooke Posted on May 22, 2018 by Steph - 45.8kb

8. The Porcupine’s Quill | Book Listing | Fabulous Peculiarities
colleague, neighbour, friend Leon Rooke. Together, Calzetta and Rooke have bred book works whose parents are drawing, painting, printmaking and poetry. Their 2009–2010 offspring, How God Talks in His Sleep and Other Fabulous Fictions and - 24.0kb

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a fashion shoot with Leon Rooke in a tuxedo posing in a mint-condition 1959 Corvette convertible roadster parked behind the Porcupine’s Quill in a lot adjacent to a branch of the West Credit River. Sunday, September 10, Leon Rooke in - 21.1kb

10. Fabulous Fictions | About the Project
the memorial service for Leon Rooke's wife Connie. It was a sombre occasion, difficult to manage. Tony admitted he was concerned about Leon, and about how Leon would cope, or possibly could even begin to consider how he might cope without - 27.3kb

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“The Porcupine’s Quill is among the very best smaller literary presses anywhere in the English-speaking world. And I mean anywhere. The care expended on text, font, paper quality, design and cover is extraordinary. Each volume is an artistic treasure.”
— Michael W. Higgins, Vice-President, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.