Literary Love from the Porcupine’s Quill: The Essential Jay Macpherson

They say poetry is the food of love, and if that is the case, boy do we have a feast for you!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re proud to announce that the latest volume in our Essential Poets series—The Essential Jay Macpherson—is now in print.

Full of rich, mythical allusion, lyrical verses and a hint of irony, this charming collection offers a brilliant overview of the work of one of the leading members of Canada’s mid-century poetry community.

This one is perfect for your poetry- and literature-loving Valentine.

Pro Tip: If you need a copy today, purchase a digital edition—same great content and design, but ready for instant download to your desktop or tablet.

For more information, and to read an excerpt check out our blog post, Poetry Preview: The Essential Jay Macpherson, or visit the product page on our website.

Like what you see? Don’t forget to check out our selection of 14 other titles in the Essential Poets series.


Wishing you much love and chocolate this Valentine’s Day, and don’t forget to indulge in a little poetry!

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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.