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New Year … Old You? And Other News For January at PQL

It happens every year. The holiday décor still graces homes around the country, but stores have already pivoted to exhortations of newness. If you haven’t received an email or noticed a flyer or caught sight of a sign with the words “New Year, New You”, I’ll eat my driest, least appetizing book. 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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PQ Weekly Roundup: 13 Aug 2021

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. Continue reading

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Revelling in the Proverbial Spice of Life—and Books—or, News for May at the Porcupine’s Quill

Like many of us in this age of distraction, I have always appreciated a liberal dash of variety to season my life’s experiences. Whether it be through travelling to different locales, consuming a diverse range of foods or, naturally, reading … Continue reading

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A Feast for the Soul, or, April Is National Poetry Month at the Porcupine’s Quill

I consider food to be something of a love language. Both preparing and consuming food can be physical pleasures, but sharing it—that just feels good for the soul. Continue reading

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Oh the Humanity! Or, News for March at PQL

It’s maybe not much of a surprise that we’ve more reason than ever to think about humanity. The current Covid pandemic’s colour-coded response framework sees regional restrictions fluctuate every other week, and the slow progress of vaccination efforts emphasizes the … 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.