The love of poets. The poetry of A. F. Moritz. A grand night. knife | fork | book
The poets: Jessica Joy Hiemstra Shannon Bramer Ben Gallagher James Lindsay Noah Wareness Khashayar Mohammadi Kate Sutherland Jacob McArthur Mooney Conor McDonnell Fan Wu David Seymour A. Light Zachary Torben Robertson Doyali Islam Ben Meyerson Paul Vermeersch A. F. Moritz Kirby
Recording: DAVID SEYMOUR reads On Distinction by A. F. MORITZ which opened the evening.
now known as an angelic upstart from coast to coast in Canada, [knife fork book] started out in 2016 and has blossomed into one of the top must-read venues for poets from all over North America.
Nathaniel G. Moore, Verbicide Magazine
99+ randomly selected photographs, a flurry of the past sixteen weeks, including our KICKASS National Poetry Month in April (our biggest month ever), to last week’s ‘power outrage’ reading, and still, even in the ice storm two weeks earlier, you came. And return, again and again, making KFB your ‘familiar.’ Awed, humbled, and so very grateful to you, the poets, who continue to make us who we are, a residence for poetry, powered by poets.*
That’s it, really. knife | fork | book is completely powered by poets. “Organically,” from the start. People/poets often thank me for “all I do for poetry,” (and, you’re welcome) but I look at these pictures and see the real story, know what each of us bring to this shining place we cherish, hold dear.
It ain’t perfect, there’s exciting, challenging work to be done. And new direction, vision, opportunities as we move forward. Your ideas, suggestions, contributions are not only welcome, they’re essential.
Thank you, poets. Thank you for your love, for volunteering, donating time and talent, holding this space with me, making it so.
Look at these pictures. May we all continue to be rewarded ten-fold.
Yours, I remain,
Kirby, knife | fork | book
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*KFB’s new hashtag/byline to go with our striking new logo by poet, JOHN STI NTZI
THIS FRIDAY + SATURDAY
Laurie D. Graham
Emily Rosello Mercurio
VALLUM CONTEMPORARY POETRY ISSUE 15:1 MEMORY AND LOSS TORONTO LAUNCH FRIDAY APRIL 27TH 7PM
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).
CELEBRATING CANADIAN INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY SATURDAY APRIL 28TH