Poet Warrior Princess

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I’m her Poet Warrior Princess (and my pony’s name is Lavender).

What can authors and publishers specifically do to support your bookstore, either locally or from a distance?

It’s cheaper to order online. Cheaper. That’s all. It cheapens us all.

Everyone knows I’m not getting monetarily rich selling poetry. But Toronto is much richer with KFB being here. So, go ahead, be cheap, as we all must once and awhile. But, keep us on your radar and donate, buy poetry, from here. Reap the benefits.

BOOKSTORES WE LOVE: TORONTO; KNIFE | FORK | BOOK An interview with (Jeff) Kirby. LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON, The Operating System, Brooklyn.
INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: JEFF KIRBY. KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI, Lexical.ca
Photos: KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI

A passion for poetry

The rare treat of being in such good company. HOA NGUYEN & KIMBERLY ALIDIO last night.  knife | fork | book

UPCOMINGAugust 24th STEWARTCOLE | ALLYFLEMING | TAKATSU | ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH  September 14th  JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL | AARON TUCKER | ANDREW MCEWEN September 21st  ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAFRANCE September 22nd (Fri)  SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD  September 30th (Sat)  MARK GOLDSTEIN | PHIL HALL | ERIN MOURE | BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH October 6-8  KNIFE FORK BOOK 1ST ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH 
Photos: KIRBY

Rick’s

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Drew, Isabel, Nathan, Bri-Bri, Bernard, Rick. Each and everyday I’m grateful for the privilege of our days side-by-side. Simply great, all of you. And, Rick, thanks for giving knife | fork | book a home. My unsung heroes. Give them some loving, people.
Phoro: KIRBY

Dear friends

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Dear Friends,

A little note of hello–I’ve been traveling so much this spring and summer (with more to come!) and miss you all. Wanted to let you know that with the help of the always dazzling Kirby of knife fork book, we have an event to look forward to: a reading with my friend and poet Kimberly Alidio and me, timed for her visit to Toronto and my tiny window of not being away. 

I truly hope you can come out to hear us read and share some time together…please tell and invite your friends?

Love,

Hoa

(from the gorgeous Hudson Valley–will train back to TO in the reverse direction as the attached photo to arrive Sunday night!)

 k | f | b  welcomes

KIMBERLY ALIDIO  

HOA NGUYEN

Wednesday, July 26th  7 PM

knife | fork | book  @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

KIMBERLY ALIDIO is a U.S. East Coast-born second-generation Filipinx tenure-track dropout living in East Austin, Texas. She wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Entropy, Hold, Nat.Brut, and Texas Review. She was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought, and received a doctorate in modern U.S. history from the University of Michigan, postdoctoral fellowships from the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and the University of Illinois’ Asian American Studies Program, and poetry fellowships from Naropa University, VONA/ Voices and Kundiman.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, HOA NGUYEN lives in Toronto. From Wave Books, her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots, nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop.