“Happiest of New Years and everything”
Thank you Elisabeth (& Jonathan, too!) Warmly received. knife | fork | book
Anansi. Anthuser. Apt.9. Arsenal Pulp. Baseline. BookThug. Brick. Canadian Magazines. Coach House. Coffee House. Copper Canyon. Desert Pets Press. Dumagrad. Fellow independent booksellers. Frog Hollow. Gaspereau. Gesture. Goose Lane. Guernica Editions. Invisible. Krupskaya. Mansfield. Metatron. The Operating System. Palimpsest. Pedlar. Porcupine’s Quill. Puddles of Sky. Self-publishers. Signature Editions. The Song Cave. Sunny Outside. Thee Hell Box. Tightrope. Ugly Duckling. Véhicule. Wave. Wolsak and Wynn. words (on) pages. Publishers of poetry, all.
The love of good poetry. knife | fork | book
My favorite self-descriptor is still “reader.” And don’t you find “curator” is so overused these days that it almost demands air quotation marks. I see myself more as the old KoolAid pitcher who busts through the walls championing poets and poetry. (“O YEAH!!!”).
knife fork book‘s JEFF KIRBY interviewed by LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON of The Operating System (Brooklyn) in the current issue of Boog City (East Village, NYC).
Read entire interview here >
“I’m intoxicated by fire, light traveling through color, integrity of materials and making something where there was nothing… I love the overpowering silence involved.” LISSA WOLSAK (Vert Magazine)
2015 Winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award in a glorious reprint by TinFish Press.
— Jimmy McInnes (@JimmyMcInnes) November 18, 2016
Yes, there’s plenty of things to say goodbye to 2016. But, we have dozens, (if not hundreds), of reasons to be thankful.
The real story? Since we’ve opened in early October, there hasn’t been a single day without a poet, an aspiring poet, a reader/lover of poetry coming in to browse, introduce themselves, drop off copies of their books, uncover a find, hear/read poetry aloud, purchase a treasure.
“A new poetry bookshop has opened in Toronto.”
To Rick, and Rick’s Cafe, Bri-Bri, Drew, Isobel, Dylan, Nathan, Bernard, the boys Leo & Joseph, my older brother Rick, Hoa, the extraordinary people and merchants in Kensington Market, our ‘regs.’ Thank you.
To 2017. Not a single day without. knife | fork | book