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GUEST POST: James Bader on Innovating a Classical Trope in The Essential John Glassco

There is only one poet I know who shares Glassco’s brilliance at transforming dark subject matter: Ovid. Continue reading

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Wait an Apple-Picking Minute, or, News for October at PQL

I have distinct memories of going as a child to one or another of the several orchards in the area and being taught how to identify the apples ripe for picking, and how to gently detach them from the trees. It strikes me now that the whole exercise was more than just a method of procuring the apples that would inevitably be baked into my mom’s delicious apple pie or apple crisp. The lessons learned on an apple picking expedition are applicable to a wide range of tasks, even, I like to think, book publishing. Continue reading

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#NPM19 Special Edition of From the Vault: Poetry Criticism

As our National Poetry Month content continues, it is tempting to encourage you to just read poetry … read all the poetry. Pick up copies of a few near-forgotten favourites from the Essential Poets series. Snap up a new release … 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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Seeing Red and Other Bookish News for November at the Porcupine’s Quill

Today’s blog post is brought to you by the colour red. This weekend, as I strolled along the leafy avenues of one of my hometown’s more mature (read old) neighbourhoods, I was struck by two things: the brisk wind that … 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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