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“Gutsy, sexy, passionate and wise.”

Do You like spiral notebooks, pages without lines, premium, recycled paper? Even toilet paper for honest prayers? JONATHAN GARFINKEL from “Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur): A Diabetic’s Notebook, Kensington Market” Glass Psalms (Turnstone Press). Jonathan Garfinkel’s poems travel the world in search of spiritual truths, but find only human ones instead. This is no small […]

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“And then she started to read…”

Poet, ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS, live and in colour, last night @ knife | fork | book Thanks to all who had the good fortune to attend. Photos: KIRBY UPCOMING: 11/02 JONATHAN GARFINKEL  11/03 KILBY SMITH MCGREGOR + ROXANNA BENNETT

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Saturday Night Poetry

You have your axes   What, precisely, is your procedure? from [The challenge: to start] by Anna Moschovakis   They and We Will Get into Trouble for This opens with the line, “I don’t know a thing about paradise,” an opening gesture that tempers faux curiosity as much as it disavows the setting of paradise. It is also […]

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One for the book

  Last night. This much fun, poetry… and love.  knife | fork | book The Toronto Launch for HOA NGUYEN’s VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS (Wave Books). Photos: KIRBY SATURDAY NIGHT Oct 29TH— ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS—Doors 6:30 Reading 7ish  @Rick’s Cafe 281 Augusta Ave —Kensington Market

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It’s tonight

  Doors open at 6:30. Reading 7-ish.

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Kirby [hearts] Kilby

.@knifeforkbook makes me so happy. Thanks @itsakirby for being an activist/advocate curator—celebrating poetry might just be revolutionary. https://t.co/G0HybuEAAw — Kilby Smith-McGregor (@KilbySM) October 25, 2016 FIND KILBY SMITH-MCGREGOR‘s KIDS IN TRIAGE  HERE & SEE/HEAR HER WITH ROXANNA BENNETT NOV 3RD

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“…and what a glorious place it is.”

The thing that made me especially giddy was the number of chapbooks not just present but beautifully displayed. Poet, KATE SUTHERLAND, whose new collection, How to Draw A Rhinoceros (BookThug) launches at Toronto’s temple of books, Ben McNally’s, November 4th, graced our shop this week past and wrote a lovely piece about her visit as […]

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On the highwire

A few of our favourite titles/poets from Tightrope Books, including their signature, THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY 2016 (in English) series*,  EMILY POHL-WEARY‘s Ghost Sick (recently shortlisted for the Fred Cogswell Award), and ROXANNA BENNETT’s The Uncertainty Principle, reading here, NOVEMBER 3RD (with KILBY SMITH-MCGREGOR). *Launching at IFOA HARBOURFRONT, November 30th.

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Frank & Allen

My youth (revisited).

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Aglow

Evening. Kensington.  knife | fork | book