Last night we had our June Reading at the Black Sheep Pub, and we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out. The evening started with poems by Hannah McDonald that had us cracking up. Next we heard an excerpt from Kalela Williams’ book, a reimagining of Little Women with African American characters. We followed […]
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Our June reading will be happening this Monday, the 13th, at 7:30pm! We’ve got a great line up of readers: Gabriel Ojeda-Sague author of Oil and Candle, a collection of poetry; Hannah McDonald, creator of Dorkabetic blog; Kalela Williams, fiction writer; and Marion Cohen, author of Closer to Dying, her most recent poetry collection.
Marion Cohen, one of the amazing authors that will be at our Reading on the 13th, just released a new book of poetry, Closer to Dying. This un-themed collection will be Cohen’s 25th book. Congratulations to Cohen! We look forward to seeing her on the 13th.
We’re excited to announce that Slush Pile Episode 009 is up now! As most of you know, Slush Pile listeners get the unique experience of hearing our editorial process and discovering which submissions are accepted by the end of the episode! In this episode, our Abu Dhabi staff in New York discusses poems by Brittney […]
PBQ staff’s own Tim Fitts is set to publish a collection of short stories, “Home Fries,” with MadHat Press in April of 2017. The story includes Fitts’ previously published work in The Gettysburg Review, upstreet, Madison Review, and The Head and the Hand Bible Belt Almanac, among others. If you’re curious about Tim Fitts’ short […]
PBQ Author John J. Trause just celebrated the launch of his new book Exercises in High Treason, published by Great Weather for Media. The book features translations, found poems, and manipulated texts. There was a reading May 25th in Woodridge, New Jersey, and another reading is set for April 27th at the Parkside Lounge in New York. We congratulate John […]
Our monthly Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am happened last night, and we had a full house! The Pen and Pencil was filled with Philly writers who were up to the challenge. As usual, each writer had five minutes to complete a piece with one noun, one verb, and one adjective of our judge’s choosing. We were […]
As usual, PBQ authors are doing great things after their publication in our literary magazine! PBQ author Leonard Gontarek’s new book of poetry, Take Your Hands Out of My Pocket, Shiva, is set to release on June 22nd! Congratulations!
We are terribly embarrassed by our mistake and can only blame human error. We simply missed the last two lines of Catherine Partin’s poem when we copied and pasted into our show notes. We are so so sorry and have taken down the episode in order to edit out the discussion of the mistakenly abbreviated […]
“After a terrible loss, Kathleen Volk Miller and her kids do the unthinkable: choose joy.” Our very own Kathleen Volk Miller was published in Oprah’s O Magazine for an inspirational article centering on her family’s grieving process after the death of her husband. The article highlights the ways in which, even in our grief, we can find ways to […]