HEALEY LATOSIK RICHARDSON

KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

EMMA HEALEY STEREOBLIND (ANANSI)

JEFF LATOSIK DREAMPAD (M&S)

ROBIN RICHARDSON SIT HOW YOU WANT (VEHICULE)

FRIDAY MAY 4TH

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

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knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

EMMA HEALEY is a writer who lives in Toronto.Her first book of poetry, Begin with the End in Mind, was published by ARP Books in 2012. Her second, Stereoblind, was just released by House of Anansi. You can read her poems, essays and criticism in places like The LA Review of Booksthe FADERHazlittthe HairpinReal Lifethe National Postthe Globe and Mailthe Toronto Starthe WalrusToronto LifeCanadian Art, the Daily DotLittle BrotherMatrixJoylandThe PuritanMaisonneuveC MagazineBroken Pencilthe VoidCV2 and Lemon Hound. She’s also a regular contributor to the music blog Said the Gramophone.
JEFF LATOSIK is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, winner of the 2011 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Safely Home Pacific Western as well as the chapbook Helium Ear. His work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and included in The Best Canadian Poetry in 2015 and 2016. He lives in Toronto.
ROBIN RICHARDSON is the author of three collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson’s latest collection, Sit How You Want, is out now with Véhicule Press. http://www.sithowyouwant.org

 

Happy birthday, Doris

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It’s exactly one year ago that KFB’s first little chapbook launched, KIRBY’s SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY, cleverly disguised as a pink bon bon with legs that kick. Four printings later, nearly 400 copies sold, fellow KFB poet JONATHAN GARFINKEL BOCIANY (STORKS) and myself invite you to celebrate with us this TUESDAY MAY 1ST reading at SPOONBILL BOOKS in Brooklyn. She’ll be having one, reading from Doris and mostly new material from my forthcoming full-length, THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF. Starts at 7PM. See you there.

KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY JONATHAN GARFINKEL BOCIANY (STORKS) TUESDAY MAY 1ST 7PM SPOONBILL BOOKS 99 MONTROSE AV BROOKLYN

 

Hounds of love

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Poets, poetry to the rescue. LEMONHOUND[S] SINA QUERYAS TANIS FRANCO TRISH SALAH KATHRYN MOCKLER TANIS MACDONALD ZOE WHITTALL  Canadian Independent Booksellers Day  knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY

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VALLUM MAGAZINE Issue 15:1 Memory and Loss LAUNCH w/Julie Mannell Heather L Kelly Noah Zacharin Canisia Lubrin Devon Gallant Tamar Rubin Brian Henderson Laurie D. Graham Emily Rosello Mercurio Bill Howell Zach Pearl knife | fork | book

Thread

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I’m going to tweet this in about an hour

Threat. Blackmail. (“head’s up”)

I would ask that this communication remain private between us

Cyberbully. Abuser. (Between us. Don’t tell anyone.)

And now, liar. (“Never.”)

There’s more. That’s how Dorothy introduces herself to poets, anyone who wishes to support, attend anything at our small, but mighty, poetry-only bookshop. Backdoor threats of twitter bombs.

Of course we’re kept “in the loop.”

Accessibility is a right. These tactics however are deplorable. It’s really easy and cowardly to sit at a laptop and threaten others.

This is your cause. I applaud activism. I’m an old gay queen women’s libber, AIDS activist, with an extensive background working with and for people and artists with disabilities.

The above threat was never posted because the organizers moved their event (two days prior) to a partially accessible bookstore without a wheelchair accessible washroom, therefore, not accessible. There are no fully accessible independent bookstores in Toronto according to Dorothy, and she may indeed be right.

That needs to change.

Continue to support KFB. We will arrive at the destination we have set a course for. Full accessibility. But, we have to be here in order to get there.

We’ll get there. Or we’ll close. Not being accessible is not okay with me either.

Let me echo someone I greatly admire, “WE’RE A POETRY-ONLY BOOKSHOP PEOPLE! IN OUR SECOND YEAR OF BUSINESS. WE’RE NOT A BAR. WE’RE NOT FUNDED. THIS IS ALL WE CAN AFFORD. GIVE US A CHANCE TO FUCKING BE HERE / GET THERE!”

Our cause is poetry.

Purchase local disabled poet ROXANNA BENNETT’s brilliant new chapbook UNSEEN GARDEN out now from knife | fork | book.

Come celebrate Canadian Independent Bookstore Day TODAY at your local Independents.