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Happy 4th

Poets. The heart. The energy. The soul of KFB. NOW ENTERING OUR 5TH YEAR knife | fork | book Poetry. Well-served. Announcing… | ˈfəːtʌɪl | : KFB SUBSCRIPTION SERIES of New + Inventive Ideas | ˈfəːtʌɪl | fertile • producing many new and inventive ideas: her fertile imagination. [OED] Welcome to | ˈfəːtʌɪl | KFB is intensely interested in the new, new forms, ephemera, […]

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Here we are.

KFB exists because poets do. “POWERED BY POETS.” You, dear poets, readers of poetry, lovers of the book, are what keeps us here. Like you, we continue to re-imagine/find/create new ways to maneuver with/through these days of disquiet and uncertainty. Your ongoing support (through kindnesses, words of encouragement, and subscribing, online sales, patreon/membership) has made […]

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“I need more of you.”

Bodies. Moves. Poetry. Such joy. Move darlin’s, move. Hoping these last days of summer are a welcome reprieve. Much love, Kirby

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David

There is so much I can say about/in this poem—loss, memory, desire, grief, the struggle—every once in awhile, usually one in each collection, I come up with a good, signature “protest poem” my queer activist, liberationist intact. I place protest poem here in quotes, because they also tend to be elegies (a statement in and […]

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SHIRLEY CAMIA | N O V E N A

On this, the last evening of Filipino Heritage Month 2020, SHIRLEY CAMIA graces us with her new short, NOVENA. Poet/Director SHIRLEY CAMIA on NOVENA: This short film, inspired by videos created by Filipinx artists of the diaspora who integrate their cultural heritage into their work, transforms one of my written poems into a multimedia artistic […]

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Her day just got way prettier

and you know she’s a sucker for pretty. NEW from THE BLASTED TREE Get the KFB/TBT BUNDLE $25 COUPON CODE “SHIPFREE” (in Canada)

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“Love letter to poets”

THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 JESSICA HIEMSTRA’s beloved DesignTO Festival installation (and love-letter to poets), The Sky is Falling, is coming down.  Jessica will be on site at Knife Fork Book, Canada’s only ALL POETRY bookstore, 11AM-6PM, removing the watercolour sky, piece by piece. Fragments of the sky will be on sale for $25-$85; Jessica will […]

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The proximity of sky

“THE BEST EVENTS at DesignTO 2020” – NOW MAGAZINE JESSICA HIEMSTRA The Sky is Falling – DesignTO 2020 Visual artist, designer and poet Jessica Hiemstra creates an abstracted paper sky on the ceiling of Canada’s only all-poetry bookstore, Knife Fork Book. Using watercolour paper, thread and washes of hand-made Genzah watercolour paint, Hiemstra’s sky is […]

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Come, bathe in these skies

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“Let there be light

and light appeared.” There are few people I laugh from my belly with more than Jessica Hiemstra. I’ve always said, “when my belly is here, I’m here.” For way too many of us, ‘here’ is neither easy nor welcoming. It is in fact desperate, a step away from joblessness, homelessness, lost/loss, indebtedness, illness/disease, discomfort, unwantedness, […]