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Their beginning

“Tomorrow, the day after, or through the years he’ll write powerful lines, that here was their beginning.” KFB POETRY LAB | BEGINS JAN 16 I’m often asked what bought me to poetry. It opened the door of my closet. O’Hara. Ginsberg. Genet. Lorde. Ashbery. Schuyler. Baldwin. Tenn. Giorno. Cole. Rich. Jordan. Clifton. Gunn. Hemphill. Cooper. […]

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“of the part that loved”

In his tent, Achillesgrieved with his whole beingand the gods sawhe was a man already dead, a victimof the part that loved,the part that was mortal. ~ Louise Glück (Dying Achilles, Achilleion palace on Corfu) — 𝒦𝓊𝓃𝓈𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝒸𝒽𝓉 𝓈𝒾𝒸𝒽𝓉𝒷𝒶𝓇 (@desiderium0) December 28, 2018 see also: KIRBY/CAVAFY: The Poet of Longing BEGINS JAN 16TH

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“what a morning [!]”

What pulls She’s Having A Doris Day together is the sense of honesty about it all, the openness of voice and experience that weaves itself through the eight poems. What Kirby does with their work is important. The poems speak of how a search for personal identity is often fraught with challenges, but is just […]

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First ever

Warms my heart that there are still “first evers.” Thanks for your delightful visit. Happy reading. Again, soon @itsakirby — knifeforkbook (@knifeforkbook) December 28, 2018 Love first timers (and our regulars!) Again, soon.  knife | fork | book

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“Fuck this shit! / Let’s get on with it, let’s die of fucking respect”—MAYER MIDWINTER DAY 40th Anniversary Solstice workshop/gathering held by poet HOA NGUYEN at KFB Poetry Lab. Very.

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Happy 40th

Reading and Writing through Mayer’s MIDWINTER DAY w/HOA NGUYEN on it’s 40th Anniversary at KFB Poetry Lab. Today. Sold Out.

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First look

  “Sparse. Daring. Elegant. Devastating.” – KIRBY r. kolewe  silence,  then OUT 02/02/2019 k | f | b  



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CODY CAETANO PLEASURE DOME POEMS PRATHNA LOR 7, 2 OUT 31 JAN 2019 wQr an imprint of knife | fork | book

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Bustin’ a stitch

JESSICA BEBENEK’s k2tog (“knit together”) at KFB’s Poetry Lab was filled with laughter, warmth, and “bitchin’ babe power.” Such fun! k2tog now available at knife fork book.