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SATURDAY 3PM DAVID ALEXANDER launches his Nightwood Editions debut, AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN with special guests, LILLIAN NECAKOV + JEFF LATOSIK. 7PM ZED PRESS storm Toronto with two new chapbooks/poets HANAN HAZIME AORTA + KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN

Poetry. Here.  knife | fork | book

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Queer space

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touching is not actually touching
(fans push the hot air around us)
touching is the act of atoms
resisting each other
touching
is resistance
TANIS FRANCE, from QUARRY (University of Calgary Press, 2018)

wQr {What Queer Reading, KFB new imprint] Reading Series debuts last night with a special focus on QUEER SPACE/S featuring ZOE SHARP, BRIAN DEDORA, TANIS FRANCO, LENA SUKSI, hosted by FAN WU.

Queerly yours. knife | fork | book

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Egg fresh

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In poems that are both freewheeling and socially incisive (often at once), the chicken’s burden to be caged within a world we think we own achieves, along with Alexander’s poetic gift, artistic liftoff. After the Hatching Oven is a vital paean to freedom. It soars.  – Jeff Latosik

DAVID ALEXANDER After the Hatching Oven (Nightwood Editions) TORONTO LAUNCH SATURDAY APRIL 21 3PM

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knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

“One of the top must-read venues for poets.”

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Here’s the real ‘deal.’ We’re a poetry-only bookshop with one of the most vibrant reading schedules on the face of the earth. In Toronto. You can’t get that online. We’re worth the actual retail cost of a book. And a little more.

…now known as an angelic upstart from coast to coast in Canada…knife | fork | book is literally teeming with local, national and international poetry titles…and has blossomed into one of the top must-read venues for poets. – NATHANIEL G. MOORE, Verbicide Magazine

Hatched

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wQr WHAT QUEER READING POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA w/ BRIAN DEDORA TANIS FRANCO | ZOE SHARP  | MAGDALENA SUKSI | HOSTED BY FAN WU

FRIDAY APRIL 20TH  7PM (SHARP)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

DAVID ALEXANDER AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN LAUNCH (Nightwood Editions) w/surprise guest poets + cupcakes SATURDAY APRIL 21ST 3PM

 ZED PRESS 2018 SPRING TORONTO LAUNCH KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN | HANAN HAZIME AORTA SATURDAY APRIL 21ST  7PM (SHARP)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

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knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

“It’s Friday night.”

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Catriona. Mercedes. Daphne. Cecily. Thanks for holding the space so dear with us last night.  knife | fork | book

Special thanks to Kevin Williams and Talonbooks for releasing such great work into the world, making last night possible.
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