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This is just Day One of our July/Aug Fundraising/Membership Drive and our Patreon increased by $30/month. A good sign. Thank you!

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SUPPORT KFB “A poetry destination”

In three short years, knife | fork | book has gone from a bookcart on Augusta Ave to “one of the top must-read venues for poets from all over North America” Nathaniel G. Moore, Verbicide Magazine More than a “business,” KFB is a passion. A poetry destination. Powered by poets. About to embark on our fourth year. […]

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We’re taking a break

Our shop in Kensington Market is CLOSED until WEDS JULY 10TH. Shop ONLINE 24hrs a day at ShopKFB

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KFB SUMMER BUNDLE 5-PACK ON SALE

Our KFB 5-pack. Perfect Summer Reading. KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI DEAR KESTREL KATE SUTHERLAND BEASTS OF THE SEA R. KOLEWE SILENCE, THEN PRATHNA LOR 7, 2 CODY CAETANO PLEASURE DOME POEMS Reg. $69 SALE $49 (+ shipping) ONLINE ONLY at ShopKFB

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Notley: “Why do anything?”

Why should poetry or anyone or anything do anything? But poetry is the art closest to existing itself. We are somewhat measureable, vibrate and tremble, and are beautiful.◦ — Alice Notley (@alice_notley) June 26, 2019

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KFB CHAPBOOK CLUB TUESDAY

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A poet prepares

BOLA OPELEKE Photos: KIRBY

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“Not waving”

"I am your boydrowning in this country,who doesn’t know the word for drowningand yells I am diving for the last time!" Deaf Republic,@ilya_poet — Nimisire (@Nimisire) June 17, 2019

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“I wouldn’t have missed it.”

I love whenever I see Kramer @DearKestrel at readings (and he's EVERYWHERE, often with partner @teresempierre), he always says. "I wouldn't have missed it." Thanks, Kramer. — knifeforkbook (@knifeforkbook) June 15, 2019 That was a treat. A wonderful evening of new poetry pamphlets launched by @anstrutherpress editor Jim Johnstone, featuring poets @itsakirby @jasonvpurcell & @PaolaOFerrante […]

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This joy suffices

C. P. CAVAFY “Addition”, translated by Rae Dalven.  [via]