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“Happiest of New Years and everything” Thank you Elisabeth (& Jonathan, too!)  Warmly received. knife | fork | book

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What keeps me here

  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 […]

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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 […]

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Present time

  “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) Wolsak in Of Beings Alone interjects into her poetry the disappointment of our present time, compelled as it is by capitalism’s bottom line and the “mean” […]

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“Rock with you

What rocked our world this year? @knifeforkbook did! Thank you to @itsakirby for being a true champion of #poetry! — BookThug (@bookthug) December 20, 2016   girl, all night”  knife | fork | book

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“I’d go.”

Why? (because you already know.) 3-Day Boxing Week Sale on all poetry books in stock, (some exceptions on signed/numbered editions). $10 OFF (every $50 purchase)  TUES WEDS THURS 1-6PM  knife | fork | book

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The poets

@knifeforkbook @bookthug @LawandLit @RicksKensington @itsakirby – I’ll certainly be back soon. Thank you so much for giving poetry a home. — 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 […]

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To all our familiars, past, present and future. Blessings.   knife | fork | book Original post:—John Berger, from “Some Notes About Song”  R.A.Villanueva on Twitter

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  Kensington, we love you.  knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY

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O little town of Kensington

TONIGHT! Festival of Lights Solstice Celebration Kensington Market We’re on the parade route (begins at dusk). Come. Celebrate. knife | fork | book  @Rick’s Cafe 281 Augusta Avenue OPEN TODAY 1-7   |  THURS & FRI 1-9  |  CHRISTMAS EVE 12-4  |  CLOSED CHRISTMAS Photos: KIRBY  Top: Orbital Arts 275 Augusta Ave | Centre: Montreal […]