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KIRBY “BEDTIME POEMS”

19 |03 MARK STRAND The Buried Melancholy of the Poet from ALMOST INVISIBLE (Knopf, 2012) 20 |03 NORMA COLE Still Today from FATE NEWS (Omnidawn, 2018) 21|03 ROXANNA BENNETT Intake Questionnaire from UNMEANINGABLE (Gordon Hill Press, 2019) Take 2 22|03 CARL PHILLIPS Overheard, Under A Dark Enchantment from PALE COLORS IN A TALL FIELD (FSG, […]

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First time

I read at KFB for the first time two years ago with the launch of She’s Having a Doris Day, my beautific poet warrior sister CAConrad opened and we were introduced by fellow poet, Hoa Nguyen. People spilled out onto the street at Rick’s Cafe. It was a night. Tonight, I read for the very […]

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Topeka!

“and what was the first thought to run across my heart this year—“ ~ Nietzsche, The Gay Science, ‘Sanctus Januarius’ pic.twitter.com/spD93VXJ6o — Paul Holdengraber (@holdengraber) January 1, 2019 “The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the […]

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KFB 2018 PICKS

Contrary to what cannot be found in a country’s major newspaper, it was a great year for poetry, Canadian and elsewhere. What do I read/look for? Did the work accomplish what it set out to do? Does it surprise/delight? Stay with me? As a publisher/programmer the measure is “if this is the one thing we […]

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Purple

View this post on Instagram DAY TWO : PURPLE @caconrad88 #workshop #KFBPoetryLab #sunday #occultpoetics A post shared by k | f | b (@knifeforkbook) on Nov 26, 2018 at 7:08am PST Thanks for making our KFB POETRY LAB inaugural weekend a SOLD OUT affair, with special thanks to HOA NGUYEN DAMIAN ROGERS and CACONRAD holding […]

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Takeaway

my biggest takeaway being something @CAConrad88 said, taken from their newest book While Standing in Line for Death, which went something like “by healing yourself you are healing the earth” which may be the most profound thing I have ever heard — steph sinclair (@stephiswriting) November 24, 2018 Thanks Steph – Kb

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Spellbound

If we’ve done nothing else, we’ve done this. – KIRBY KFB POETRY LAB SERIES LAUNCHES, SOARS with DAMIAN ROGERS HOA NGUYEN CACONRAD last night. Uncommon. Unforgettable. Beauteous.  

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POETRY MFs!

POETRY MFS!RARITIES! CHAPBOOKS GALORE! BROADSIDES! SPECIALS! @CAConrad88 @peacehearty @damianrogers TICKETS! KFB POETS! NOON @DaleMartinSmith 3PM KATE SUTHERLAND! ALL DAY @itsakirby @MeetThePresses SAT NOON – 5PM TRINITY ST PAUL#killer #kickass #thegoods #poetrydarlings pic.twitter.com/NNeM4O02FM — knifeforkbook (@knifeforkbook) November 16, 2018 We’re bringing the good stuff. See you there. knife | fork | book PLEASE NOTE: Kensington shop […]

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KFB | NOVEMBER FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND POETRY & ARCHITECTURE INGRID RUTHIG | TED LANDRUM | KOMI OLAF  In Conversation w/ Q&A led by ELSA LAM  editor of Canadian Architect Magazine FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9TH ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH EMILY OSBOURNE Biometrical ANDREW BROOKS  One Country After DAVID GROULX Am A Skin Too JM FRANCHETEAU Heart & Deed & Mouth & Life FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH LINDA FRANK | ROSS BELOT | SUE BRACKEN SATURDAY NOV 17TH MEET THE PRESSES FRIDAY NOVEMBER […]

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Poets, dear friends, in conversation

THIS FRIDAY | KFB POETRY LAB Three of our nearest and dearest, HOA NGUYEN, CACONRAD, & DAMIAN ROGERS, join in conversation for KFB POETRY LAB’s one night only, not-to-be-missed, inaugural event FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD Doors 6:30 7PM Start $15 ADVANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE ($20/at the door) $10 KFB MEMBERS and STUDENTS (w/valid ID). Available […]