J’s

JIM JOHNSTONE. JAMES LINDSAY. JOHN NYMAN. JIMMY MCINNES. New work and love poems. Last night.   knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY

4 days in June

“This is a powerful, essential, book that should be read by all, to understand the unofficial truth of a war in any country where ‘the Watchtowers lying awake / on the face of the sea / do not rest.’” —Michael Ondaatje KFB [EXTENDED] WEEKEND  JUNE 15TH  4 J’s  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE JUNE 16TH  MAWENZI …

June

  JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON   JUNE 8   DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH  SAT JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  | A. LIGHT ZACHARY  | CANISIA LUBRIN | MARCELA HUERTA  JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  SAT JUNE 16  MAWENZI HOUSE SHOWCASE  ARCHNA SAHNI | GEETHA SUKUMARA  SUN JUNE 17  KIRBY | OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE | JOSHUA CREEK ART CENTRE GALLERY 4PM  MON JUNE 18  KFB in …

The Little Poetry Shop That Could*

You may have noticed we’ve taken a little breather these past two Fridays. That’s about to change… MAY 25  BIG AL’S LOVEFEST POETS READ A.F. MORITZ TO MORITZ CELEBRATING THE SPARROW (ANANSI) JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON JUNE 8  DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  A. LIGHT ZACHARY CANISIA LUBRIN JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  …

Marveling

But tonight, I’m marveling in this body a moment, * I don’t quite know how it happens when nights like last seem magically called into being. Actually, yes, I do know. You all came. Three extraordinary new works/chapbooks by ROXANNA BENNETT, LAUREN TURNER, JOHN STINTZI, and a breathtakingly beautiful broadside from DALE SMITH SONS (our …

Phenomenal

  ANSTRUTHER PRESS 2018 SPRING CHAPBOOK LAUNCH with MARK LALIBERTE JAMES LINDSAY DAVID LY JOHN NYMAN JADE WALLACE LILY WANG CONOR MCDONNELL (Frog Hollow Press) JIM JOHNSTONE SHANE NEILSON ALLY FLEMING ERICA SMITH and a cast of thousands. Last night. knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY UPCOMING: TONIGHT MAR 10 KIRBY CHRIS COLOHAN  DON …

Salon night

  Three poets, JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS, SVETLANA LILOVA, KATERI LANTHIER, defy, define, deliver. Exquisite. Magic. In out intimate Green Room. Space held dear.  knife | fork | book UP NEXT: FEB 23  JACLYN PIUDIK To Suture What Frays LAUNCH w/ special guest poet MARK GOLDSTEIN  FEB 24  THE SOAP BOX v.3 LAUNCH  UPCOMING: MARCH 2  TURNSTONE PRESS SHOWCASE  JOANNA LILLEY | RICHARD SCARSBROOK  w/ FEED …

The year

How long have you been open?” “Just over a year,” I reply. I know. It’s a little crazy. Can it really be [15 months, to be exact]? And… what a year. Simply astonishing, all that can happen, culminate, in a year. A first year. And, here we are. You only have to search these pages/posts …