k | f | b 2017 FALL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH
DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME DALE SMITH SONS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH
knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
To celebrate our 1st Anniversary, the first reading event in our new home. Three new chapbooks. Two compelling new poets and the first Canadian publication of poet Dale Smith.
OR How do you strike / if you have to strike / a loved one?
In Call Out, DAVID BRADFORD grapples with call-out culture as he turns a necessary call on one of his own, exploring the complications inherent in the nuance at play where the target is a friend, loved, known. Bradford’s long poem takes the shape of slow, fugal false starts set on 18 cards, and invites the reader to reorder, omit and emphasize its parts as they construct a different poem. In doing so, the cardholder is coerced into shifting the tone and ethics of the poem as they rebuild it—interrogating the biases of their Call Out as they take shape.
I’m not known for my discretion.
ELIANNA LEV’S Sex Made Me chronicles “how sex influenced my entire being, ” says Lev, adding, ” From exploring the ways sexual corruption shaped me after being molested before my neural pathways were fully developed to detailing the time a team of medical practitioners of varying degrees of social graces huddled around my butthole to clumsily perform a confining STI-relayed anal probe … it’s all in there.”
His hand on you / Asleep and darkness / Where no moon tonight / Breathe him in