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Sad News Regarding Henry Braun

October 27th, 2014

The Painted Bride Quarterly sends our condolences to the loved ones of Henry Braun, who passed away on October 11 at the age of 84. Henry was a poet, anti-war activist,


PBQ’s October Slam: New Hosts Take Center Stage

October 27th, 2014

Although the weather was cold, things were heating up at the Pen & Pencil Club for this month’s Slam, Bam Thank You Ma’am on October 23. The club was packed


Join PBQ staff at College Media 14

October 6th, 2014

The ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention will be taking place in Philadelphia this year from October 29 to November 2. Anyone interested or involved in collegiate media should attend: editors, reporters, designers,


PBQ’s September Slam: Defenestrate This

October 3rd, 2014

Mist and rain lent itself perfectly to the creative atmosphere at this month’s Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am on September 25. With good drinks and good company, we prepared to


C.A. Conrad Explores “Wilderness” in New Book

September 12th, 2014

If you’ve ever seen what C.A. Conrad did in Issues 66-67 with “Four Poems from advanced ELVIS course,” then you know he can write on any topic (even Elvis Presley


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Robbi Nester

October Wish

What would it be like

to pocket this early fall sunlight,

to empty it by the bucketful

into a winter sky,

white as the frozen ground?
Or to save every elegant blossom
on the orchid’s now-bare stalk,
to re-attach it, as though

it had never fallen?
If I could shape the world,
so full of sadness and loss,

could alphabetize its confusion

until it resolved to sense,

then I could say 
I had made a difference.

>> The words for next month:
Locksmith, plush, and fracture