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Poetry Month Giveaway: Leon Rooke’s Rank Songbirds

April is National Poetry Month, a yearly event that raises awareness and fosters appreciation for poets and poetry. In keeping, this month, we’ll be shining the spotlight on the fine poets we’ve been publishing lately, and on their outstanding collections.Today, we’re featuring Leon Rooke, a prolific storyteller and self-described “raffish bum”. Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 1 Apr 2022

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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GUEST POST: James Bader Explores Cohesive Narrative in a Fractured Manner in Leon Rooke’s Rank Songbirds

Rank Songbirds is the latest work by Canadian author Leon Rooke, and its structure is unlike any I have encountered before. The work is comprised of a series of poems of varying lengths, and it ends with a sonatina, which … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day and Other News for March at PQL

Today is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to commemorating the achievements of women worldwide, raising awareness about gender bias, and promoting gender equality. As part of our celebration here at PQL, we would like to take a few moments … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 18 Feb 2022

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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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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