Grand opener

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Kath swooned. Paul rallied. It was a grand season opener. knife | fork | book

UPCOMING 28 SEPT  KAREN MAC CORMACK | STEVE MCCAFFERY  5-6 OCT  KFB 2ND ANNIVERSARY BASH 5 OCT  BASELINE PRESS CHAPBOOK LAUNCH | LAMEES AL ETHARI | SHELLY HARDER | AMANDA JERNIGAN | SANDRA RIDLEY + KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH | KATE SUTHERLAND BEASTS OF THE SEA  6 OCT  NEIL SURKAN ON HIGH TORONTO LAUNCH w/ CASSIDY MCFADZEAN | PRATHNA LOR | NOOR NAGA  12 OCT  BARRY WALLENSTEIN  | JACLYN PIUDIK  19 OCT  CHRIS BAILEY WHAT YOUR HANDS HAVE DONE(NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS) | JANET ROGERS AS LONG AS THE SUN SHINES (BOOKLAND PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH 26 OCT  wQr WHAT QUEER READING [3rd EDITION] CODY CAETANO | CASON SHARPE | HOSTED BY FAN WU   2 NOV INGRID RUTHIG | TED LANDRUM | KOMI OLAF  Poetry & Architecture in Conversation. Readings w/ Q&A led by ELSA LAM, editor of Canadian Architect Magazine.  9 NOV ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH EMILY OSBOURNE Biometrical ANDREW BROOKS  One Country After DAVID GROULX Am A Skin Too JM FRANCHETEAU Heart & Deed & Mouth & Life  16 NOV  LINDA FRANK | ROSS BELOT   17 NOV MEET THE PRESSES  23 NOV  KFB POETRY LAB PRESENTS  HOA NGUYEN | DAMIAN ROGERS | CACONRAD  IN CONVERSATION (Public Price $15 KFB MEMBERS $10)  24 & 25 NOV CACONRAD WORKSHOP  30 NOV ROBERT SIEK WE GO SEASONAL (Sibling Rivalry Press) TORONTO LAUNCH with Special Guest Poet LYNN CROSBIE  7 DEC  MICHAEL FLATT | TRAVIS SHARP  8 DEC  THE SOAP BOX LAUNCH

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KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28
KAREN MAC CORMACK RECHELESSE PRATTICQUE (Chax Press, Tucson/Victoria, 2018) LAUNCH

STEVE MCCAFFERY

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at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
KAREN MAC CORMACK is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently RECHELESSE PRATTICQUE (Chax Press, Tucson/Victoria, 2018). Other titles include AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013), TALE LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1984–2009 (BookThug, Toronto, 2010) and Implexures (Chax Press, Tucson/West House Books, Sheffield, 2008). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including Moving BordersOut of EverywhereAnother Language, and Prismatic Publics. Her texts have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s Talking Poetics (Shearsman, 2011). Of dual Canadian/UK citizenship she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Poet and scholar STEVE MCCAFFERY was born in Sheffield, England. He received his B.A. from Hull University, his M.A. from York University, and his Ph.D. in English from SUNY at Buffalo. He is a scholar, poet, and performer whose wide-ranging influence is especially present in concrete and sound poetry. His numerous books of poetry include the full-length collections Modern Reading: Poems 1969–1990 (Writers Forum, 1991), Seven Pages Missing: Selected Texts Volume One (Coach House Press, 2001) and Volume Two (Coach House Press, 2002), Verse and Worse: Selected and New Poems of Steve McCaffery 1989–2009 (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2010). Together with bpNichol, he edited Sound Poetry: A Catalogue for the Eleventh International Sound Poetry Festival (Underwhich Editions, 1978) and Rational Geomancy: The Kids of the Book-Machine: The Collected Research Reports of the Toronto Research Group 1973–1982 (Talonbooks, 1992). He is acknowledged as one of the founding theoreticians of Language Poetry and his extensive scholarship is represented in numerous publications, including the books Imagining Language: An Anthology, edited with Jed Rasula (MIT Press, 1998), North of Intention: Critical Writings 1973–1986 (Roof Books, 1986), Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics (Northwestern University Press, 2001), and The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism and the Anomaly (University of Alabama Press, 2012). Among his many rewards and acknowledgements, McCaffery has twice received the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative North American Poetry, the Dora Mavor Moore Award in theater and has been nominated twice for Canada’s Governor General’s Award. He is currently the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters at SUNY Buffalo (a position previously held by Robert Creely and Charles Bernstein).

NEW SEASON #KFBFRIDAYS

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Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
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SEPTEMBER

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KFB | SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16THBROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21
PAUL VERMEERSCH | KATH MACLEAN

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28
KAREN MAC CORMACK | STEVE MCCAFFERY

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at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
PAUL VERMEERSCH is a poet, professor, artist, and editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010)  Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something (ECW, 2014) and Self-Defense for the Brave and Happy (ECW, 2018). Vermeersch holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General’s Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German and French…

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KFB BKBF SUNDAY

The beauty of the book

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KFB FRIDAYS | OCT 5TH

KAREN SCHINDLER’s Baseline Press makes very (very) pretty chapbooks of exceptionally fine poets, with such attention to details we greatly admire and aspire to.

This year is no exception.

KFB is thrilled to host the TORONTO LAUNCH of these beauties to mark our 2nd Anniversary along with our own new release, KATE SUTHERLAND’s Beasts of the Sea

Come. Celebrate.

LAMEES AL ETHARI From the Wounded Banks of the Tigris SHELLY HARDER Remnants AMANDA JERNIGAN The Temple SANDRA RIDLEY Quell (and ANNE-MARIE TURZA Slip Minute, not in attendance)

and KATE SUTHERLAND Beasts of the Sea

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 5TH

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at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.