Dear friends

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Dear Friends,

A little note of hello–I’ve been traveling so much this spring and summer (with more to come!) and miss you all. Wanted to let you know that with the help of the always dazzling Kirby of knife fork book, we have an event to look forward to: a reading with my friend and poet Kimberly Alidio and me, timed for her visit to Toronto and my tiny window of not being away. 

I truly hope you can come out to hear us read and share some time together…please tell and invite your friends?

Love,

Hoa

(from the gorgeous Hudson Valley–will train back to TO in the reverse direction as the attached photo to arrive Sunday night!)

 k | f | b  welcomes

KIMBERLY ALIDIO  

HOA NGUYEN

Wednesday, July 26th  7 PM

knife | fork | book  @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

KIMBERLY ALIDIO is a U.S. East Coast-born second-generation Filipinx tenure-track dropout living in East Austin, Texas. She wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Entropy, Hold, Nat.Brut, and Texas Review. She was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought, and received a doctorate in modern U.S. history from the University of Michigan, postdoctoral fellowships from the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and the University of Illinois’ Asian American Studies Program, and poetry fellowships from Naropa University, VONA/ Voices and Kundiman.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, HOA NGUYEN lives in Toronto. From Wave Books, her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots, nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop.

Daytrippin’

A day (and, what a day. Thanks, Lynne). That’s all she needed.  knife | fork | book

Pictured: Lynne DeSilva-Johnson. Ruby. Group Huddle 7 at TOPOS Bookstore & Cafe: CAConrad. James G. Southcott. Omari Douglin. Rachel James. Tommy Pico. Not pictured: Parker Menzimer.
Photos: KIRBY
p.s. I love how poets are there for one another.

3rd pull

3rd pull

This would be my 3rd pull:

CHAPBOOKS: SIMONE WHITE Unrest (UDP $15) JAMAAL MAY The Whetting of Teeth (OW! $12) CHRISTINE LECLERC Oilywood ($13) FRANZ WRIGHT Recurring Awakening (Vallum $12) TOUCH THE DONKEY No. 14 ($10) Translating Horses (Baseline anthology $20) RASIQRA REVULVA Cephalopography (words(on)pages $14) Bottlecapsule 1 (Bottlecap anthology $20) CHAD CAMPBELL Euphonia (Anstruther $10) HELEN GURI Here Comes the Waterworks (BookThug $10) A.F.MORITZ The Sentinel (Anansi $20)

Total: $156  CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT $78

ONE NIGHT ONLY. ONE BIG THANK YOU.

KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT TUESDAY JULY 18TH 6-9PM

2nd pull

2nd pull

This would be my second:

ANDREW RIDKER ed. Privacy Policy (used anthology $20) KEVIN OPSTEDAL Pacific Standard Time (UDP $24) JAN ZWICKY Songs for Relinquishing the Earth (Brick $15) JOY HARJO Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (Norton $22) FRED WAH Is a Door (Talonbooks $18)  RUTH ROACH PIERSON Aidemémoire (Buschek $15) JOHN ASHBERY Notes from the Air (used $24) JIM JOHNSTONE Dog Ear (Signal $18) STANFORD CHEUNG Any Seam or Needlework (The OS $15) JOHN WIENERS Supplication (Wave used hardcover $32) ULRIKKA S. GERNES Frayed Opus For Strings & Wind Instruments (Brick $20) FREDERICK SEIDEL Nice Weather (used hardcover $20) MOEZ SURANI Operations (BookThug $18) NOAH WARENESS Real is the Word They Use to Contain Us (Biblioasis $19) LISA ROBERTSON Cinema of the Present (Coach House, signed, $18) KAREN SOLIE Modern and Normal (Brick $17) ROBERT LOWELL Collected Poems (used hardcover $40).

Total: $353  CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT: $176.50

ONE NIGHT ONLY. ONE BIG THANK YOU.

KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT TUESDAY JULY 18TH 6-9PM

First pull

1stpull

This would be my first pull:

REBECCA WOLFF Warden (UDP $16) MATTHEW HENDERSON The Lease (Coach House $18) SARA PETERS 1996 (Anansi, Limited Numbered Hardcover $35) MARK STRAND New Selected Poems (used $12) JAMES SCHUYLER Collected Poems ($35) CARL PHILLIPS Silvercrest (Used Hardcover $20) THE VOLTA BOOK OF POETS ($30) TONYA M. FOSTER A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna $22) LOUISE GLUCK Proofs & Theories (used $14) HAROLD NORSE Memoirs of a Bastard Angel (used $22) W.S. MERWIN The Rain in the Trees (used $14) JAMES MERRILL The Changing Light at Sandover used $16).

Total $254.  CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT $127.

ONE NIGHT ONLY. ONE BIG THANK YOU.

KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT TUESDAY JULY 18TH 6-9PM