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KFB RECOMMENDS | TONIGHT 8PM HOA NGUYEN DALE MARTIN SMITH House Reading #1 25 APRIL 8PM ON ZOOM HOSTED BY DAVID HADBAWNIK No two people have been more influential in my life than HOA NGUYEN and DALE MARTIN SMITH. Nor could I imagine a KFB without them, their persistent love, guidance, friendship, and bedrock support. […]

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THIS SATURDAY 3PM KFB POETRY LAB PRESENTS “Arranged in five chronological sections, theirs was an often recondite correspondence, by turns cryptic or dramatic, essentially small essays on poetics and exchanges of latest works or comments on their reading. The letters are also full of affectionate greetings (‘my dear Dunk’) and humor.”—The Times Literary Supplement “In […]

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Duncan, Olson, Smith, & Katz

View this post on Instagram Last night @knifeforkbook hosted by @itsakirby (photo 3). Adam Katz and his super interesting collaborative chapbook (photo 2); Dale Smith (photo 1) gave a rollicking talk about Robert Creeley and Charles Olson, including excerpts from their letters to each other (photo 4). . . . . . . #reading #books […]

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ALICE NOTLEY recorded live Small World Music Centre, Toronto 14/03/2020 KFB PATREON MEMBERS ENJOY DIRECT ACCESS. JOIN TODAY! Presented by knife | fork | book and Ryerson University English Department. Special thanks to Reza and Samira at Small World, Dale Smith, Hoa Nguyen, Kaplan Harris, Sara Nicholson, and Alice Notley. EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: KIRBY 

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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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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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“Inspiring generosity”

Inspiring generosity 🌺 I support KFB through @Patreon like Jessica does. I’d love to mail a copy of Climbing Shadows to the next new supporter of the one and only @knifeforkbook — Shannon Bramer (@brokencloudco) June 1, 2019 This is how we do it. What keeps us here. The generous support of those who […]

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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 […]

k | f | b POETRY LAB

AT THE LAB WORKSHOP BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND “It’s rare to learn with someone as attentive, encouraging and accomplished as Catherine. Prepare to get some solid writing done.” – KIRBY KFB POETRY LAB presents CATHERINE GRAHAMTHE SHORT POEM WORKSHOP SATURDAY MAY 2ND 2-5PM k | f | b MEZZANINE POSTPONED Compression, image, metaphor, voice—there are […]

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Gathering of friends, poets DANIEL REMEIN  KATHARINE JAGER  DALE SMITH  DAVID HADBAWNIK last night  knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY