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Sarah Rose Nordgren Publishes New Book of Poems!

November 8th, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Sarah Rose Nordgren, poetry contributor for PBQ Issue 95:Monsters, on her recently published book of poems with University of Pittsburg Press! Be sure to visit

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November in Philadelphia With PBQ!

October 31st, 2017

November looks like crazy fun for Philadelphia and PBQ! We’ve got two events happening the week before Thanksgiving. Come to one or both if you’re thankful for literature! Our reading

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Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! November 16

October 31st, 2017

Stretch your hands, warm up your vocabulary, and get ready for PBQ’s Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am, an improv writing game, hosted by Melinda Lewis! Find us at the Pen

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November Reading at the Black Sheep Pub!

October 31st, 2017

We have a great lineup for the PBQ reading at the Black Sheep Pub! Come hear Amy Small-McKinney, Laura Spagnoli, Pui Ying Wong, and Tim Suermondt. Read more about it

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PS Books Publishes Grant Clauser!

October 25th, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Grant Clauser, a poetry contributor for PBQ, on his publication of The Magician’s Handbook! You can snag a sneak peak of his work in Issue 91

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PBQ’s Maureen McVeigh Published in Flash Fiction Magazine

October 18th, 2017

Congratulations to Maureen McVeigh, member of our editorial staff, on getting published in Flash Fiction Magazine! Check out her story, “Keeping,” and more from Flash Fiction Magazine here.

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Incoming! October Reading at the Black Sheep Pub

September 29th, 2017

Mark your calendars! Join us for a poetry reading at the black sheep on Monday, 10/9 at 7:30 PM. This month’s reading will feature Nathanael William Stole, Scott Silsbe, Jason

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Tim Fitts Appears in SmokeLong Quarterly

September 28th, 2017

Congratulations to Tim Fitts, PBQ editor and podcast regular, on getting a new flash piece published in literary magazine SmokeLong Quarterly!  Check out his story “Belly” on their website. You

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Another Month, Another Reading: September with PBQ

September 12th, 2017

“What if instead of the ends of time, we destroy capitalism, and end time?” asked Raquel Salas Rivera, as she read each of her poems in both Spanish and English.

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Coming Soon: Reading at the Black Sheep!

September 8th, 2017

This coming Monday, PBQ will be hosting another incredible reading at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant in Philly. Find us at 247 South 17th Street on September 11th at

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