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Fuck niceties

In the context of tragedy, all polite behavior is a form of self-denial. – June Jordan, “Civil Wars” — Solmaz Sharif (@nsabugsme) April 30, 2017

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Full circle

Hoa and I met in the washroom at a CAConrad workshop four or five years ago. When we opened the shop, she asked if there was anything special I wanted to see happen, and I said for my 58th birthday, I’d like to launch a new chapbook and read with CA. Here we are. KIRBY CACONRAD […]

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A multitude of thanks

  A monumental evening. Still soaking in it (and will for some time). Thank you all.  knife | fork | book

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Yes, Frank

…today is the day.  knife | fork | book

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Kirby love shower

  THIS WEEK | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY LAUNCH with CA CONRAD APRIL 27TH knife | fork | book at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto Doors 6:30  Poetry 7-ish

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Essential CA

It is essential, right now, at this very moment, to embrace your creativity, if you used to paint, if you used to write poems then write again or paint again, just do it, do it now, right now! When we are creative we are able to make better decisions, we are able to see more […]

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‘I have found my new favourite place on the planet.’ (And, on the eve of my 58th, so have I.) A rapturous night of poetry. CASSIDY McFADZEAN and ULRIKKA S. GERNES  knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY  

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‘I want to believe’

CONGRATS to William and Nicole, words (on) pages, Spring 2017 Chapbook Launch with new work by STANFORD CHEUNG Kite Extension, LINDSAY CAHILL BORG EMOJI: robot sleep studies, and rob mclennan Cervante’s bones (with special thanks to AARON TUCKER, standing in for rob.) Photos: KIRBY

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Urgent, utterly brilliant. Kirby COURTNEY LAMAR CHARLESTON TELEPATHOLOGIES from Saturnalia Books

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These are really pretty

  We’re a big fan of pretty. Welcome BOTTLECAP and MANSFIELD PRESS.  knife | fork | book