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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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Rays of Literary Sunshine and Other News for January at the Porcupine’s Quill

We’re faced with an unrelenting pandemic of negativity (alongside, you know, an actual pandemic), in which one has only to gesture vaguely to encompass … the world … as justification for the immediate and inevitable classification of 2020 as a dumpster fire. But not so, your porcupette! Continue reading

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Well Worth the Wait, or, News for August at the Porcupine’s Quill

There is a feeling of satisfaction in finally achieving a goal that doesn’t come easily. But some things–like books–are worth the wait. Continue reading

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Poetry Preview: The Blue Moth of Morning by P.C. Vandall

We all know that poetry is a many-splendored genre. Its primary claim to fame is often its capacity to convey great depths of emotion in creative ways that prose can’t always match. But with such lofty possibilities, I think many … Continue reading

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Punching through the Existential Dread with the Power of Poetry, or, News for April at the Porcupine’s Quill

If I’m going to be homebound for the foreseeable future, I might as well be productive, and what better way to be productive during a pandemic than to self-isolate with a book or ten? I’m mildly surprised that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Literary Tater Tots and Other Happy Accidents, or, News for March at the Porcupine’s Quill

I accidentally bought cheese-flavoured tater tots last week. I won’t bore you with the details of how this accident came about, but suffice it to say that it happened and I need to talk about it. This accidental purchase is … Continue reading

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