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knife | fork | book, Canada’s All-Poetry Destination, is looking for a new home. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege to create/co-create and inhabit some beautiful spaces. We’ve proven ourselves very adaptable in each, making things pretty, including our current online presence. We’re in no rush. We aimed to be a steady rudder throughout […]

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Returning

First in person poetry outing since 14 March 2020, and a grand re-entry at that, accompanied by poet/friends CONOR McDONNELL + JIM JOHNSTONE attending the beautiful laneway gallery space at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE where a group show of poetry broadsides are on display, extended to the end of this month, featuring work by VICTORIA […]

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So fine

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO DAMN PRETTY?! NEW from THE BLASTED TREE Kevin Stebner’s The Enfolding is the prettiest thing my eyes have beheld this season. Then there’s Lee’s SAINTLYLIMB and a new broadside for my fridge. Scoop these while you can.

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Fitterman x 2

New broadside from our friends at Ugly Duckling Presse

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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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Feast

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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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Good morning

“Toronto’s Fully Accessible All-Poetry Destination.” I’m still sitting with this. A Sandie Shaw song plays on the Kirby jukebox, “and you’re nothing less than brilliant in my eyes.” “I love how you sparkle.” There’s so much I can say here, but you already hear my words as clearly as I’m hearing Sandie’s glorious pop vocals, […]

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“Thanks for the bookjoy!”

Poet’s know. KFB. Woke up this morning to this brilliant thread by poet NIKKI SHEPPY, a photo essay that not only encourages poets/readers to take advantage of the final day of our MASSIVE MOVING SALE (Today 1-5PM), she captures the core of what makes KFB an essential place like no other: the riches of poetry […]