by Margaret Avison
`Margaret Avison is a national treasure. For many decades she has forged
a way to write, against the grain, some of the most humane, sweet and profound
poetry of our time.' (judges' citation, on presenting the 2003 Griffin Prize for Poetry)
Go to our Author Index page for
links to books
by these authors from our Fall, 2002 list.
Many PQL authors publish first with us and then go on to fame
and fortune elsewhere.
Our new `Alumni' page celebrates the success
of some of our recent `graduates'.
Five Collections of Wood engravings
by Wesley W Bates, G. Brender à Brandis and George A Walker
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goes to immense lengths to make that writing accessible in permanent, beautiful
form. Imagine a small publisher that, instead of gluing its pages into
the spines of books (thereby making it likely that the book will one day
disintegrate), sews the pages together so that they'll never fall apart.
Imagine a small publisher dedicated both to discovering new, young writers
and to reprinting the best Canadian literature from the past. ...
You're imagining The Porcupine's Quill.' - Mark Abley, The Montreal Gazette