September read 3/16, and 87/103 in my #readin2017 queue: Jonathan Garfinkel – Bociany (Storks). Purchased during the @knifeforkbook customer appreciation sale! Close-up of #poetry shelf 2 (Bi to La). Also of note: this is the fifth consecutive read/review featuring writers with a first name beginning with "J!" Not at all intentional, but pretty neat, right? This is the second @knifeforkbook chapbook I've read so far (and the fact that there are delicious fall releases I have yet to pick up is ITCHING my BRAIN, but that's beside the point), and I have to say, I really enjoy the way "Bociany (Storks)" presents a complementary aesthetic to @itsakirby's "She's Having A Doris Day." It just makes me happy! Shoutout to @itsakirby for the cover, and Norman Nemetallah for the book design, which is lovely overall. And now a few notes on the text! These poems were startling and engrossing; rich with scene and image and story and violence. The titular poem had me seeking out the referenced artist and artwork – a rewarding exercise itself! – and left me quietly amazed by its shifting execution. Possibly my favourite in the book? But I've marked too many to be able to say for sure. #books #rasiqrasreviews #jonathangarfinkel #bocianystorks #toronto #knifeforkbook #booklove #personallibrary #shelfie #augustreads #literarylatergram #inspiration #amwriting #research #fuckyeah #luvyourlife #shelflife #readallthebooks #customerappreciationsale #canadianpoetry #shoplocal #chapbook #rasiqrarecommends #bookdesign #jeffkirby #normannehmetallah #jozefchelmonski
First anniversary. First launch. First reading in our spacious, intimate new digs. Three new k | f | b chapbooks, ELIANNA LEV (Sex Made Me) DAVID BRADFORD (Call Out) DALE SMITH (Sons). Last night. knife | fork | book
Special thanks to book designer, NORMAN NEMETALLAH, printer JOHN DE JESUS at Coach House, editor DAVID BRADFORD, poetry ambassador HOA NGUYEN, and creator of The Dark Side Studio, AUDRA SIMMONS.
And thanks to all who warmed the hearth welcoming our new home.
TODAY 4-7PM: THIS IS ‘GOOD GOOD’ w/RYAN ECKES SUE LANDERS JIMMY MCINNES JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY GARY BARWIN HUGH THOMAS R. KOLEWE EMILY ISZAK RASIQRA REVULVA JULIE CAMERON GRAY JAMES G SOUTHCOTT A ZACHARY +++ SPECIAL GUESTS
TONIGHT 8PM: IN CONVERSATION JERAMY DODDS & JONATHAN GARFINKEL
I would be hard pressed to imagine a more perfect union (or evening). Absorbing. Transfixed. Full. Remarkable.
MARK GOLDSTEIN, PHIL HALL, ERIN MOURE at their BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH last night.
knife | fork | book
SPECIAL THANKS to JOSEPH REID & LEO SCOPACASA of ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY for welcoming us into their beautiful, accessible space in Kensington Market (275 Augusta) now celebrating their 20th year. And to AUDRA SIMMONS for our new home at THE DARK SIDE STUDIO 244 Augusta, 2nd Floor.
UPCOMING k | f | b 1ST ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH OCT 6 KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT | ELIANNA LEVSEX MADE ME | DALE SMITH SONS OCT 7 THIS IS ‘GOOD GOOD’ w/RYAN ECKES SUE LANDERS ALISON LASORDA JIMMY MCINNES LIZ HOWARD JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY GARY BARWIN HUGH THOMAS R. KOLEWE EMILY ISZAK RASIQRA REVULVA JULIE CAMERON GRAY JAMES G SOUTHCOTT A ZACHARY +++ SPECIAL GUESTS 4-7PM | IN CONVERSATION: JERAMY DODDS & JONATHAN GARFINKEL 8PM OCT 8 OPEN HOUSE 1-5PM OCT 13 SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD OCT 20 NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS SHOWCASE SPENCER GORDON | REBECCA PAPUCARU | OWAIN NICHOLSON | DAVID ALEXANDER OCT 27 ROCCO DE GIACOMO | MARGO LAPIERRE | PHILLIP CRYMBLE OCT 28 (Sat 7:30PM) JAN CONN | SUSAN GILLIS | MARY DI MICHELE | JANE MUNRO | YOKO’S DOGS
“Where are we Toto?”
“We’ve landed. Softly. On hardwood.”
knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery).
NEW SHOP HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday 1 – 5:30 PM
NEW MAILING ADDRESS: knife | fork | book c/o The Dark Side Studio 244 Augusta Ave. Second Floor Toronto, ON M5T 2L7
Bookseller: JEFF KIRBY
CONTACT | INFO
BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS CHAPBOOK LAUNCH
MARK GOLDSTEIN THE WHIPPER
PHIL HALL + ERIN MOURE THE INTERRUPTED
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH Doors 7 Readings 7:30
k | f | b offsite at ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY 275 AUGUSTA AVE KENSINGTON MARKET
ACCESS: StopGap ramp into shop. No public washrooms.
Photo: MARK GOLDSTEIN
Closing night poetry lovefest at Rick’s Cafe filled the Kensington Market sidewalk with poets AARON TUCKER, ANDREW MCEWAN, AND JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL reading from the shop window. All were invited to a surprise preview of our new digs across the street at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Ave 2nd Floor, which opens today, 1-5:30PM.