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The Fangirl Issue

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“The exact book I needed:”

HEAR PHIL HALL HERE BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH w/SPECIAL GUEST MARK GOLDSTEIN 02 MARCH 2021 KFB KFB SELECTS Twelve monthly selections of the latest and best in contemporary poetry selected by knife | fork | book SUBSCRIBE

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Winter dreams

Ushering in the new. JIM JOHNSTONE THE OUROBOROS R. KOLEWE THE WILD FOX SHANE NEILSON WALT ICONIC K F B 2 FEBRUARY 7PM EST Purchase all three at Shop KFB

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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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Fireflies + snowflakes

I always tell my students that a good poem is an act of discovery—and for that discovery to be emotionally and intellectually honest, then you need to surprise yourself, you need to live in that space of uncertainty—this is part of negative capability, part of duende, part of what Emily Jungmin Yoon describes as poetry’s […]

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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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Feast

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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 […]

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The most beautiful thing imaginable happened today

Poet DANIEL COWPER came from BC and read to us from his glorious debut, GROTESQUE TENDERNESS (McGill-QueensUP, 2019). Such good fortune. knife | fork | book

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“But cheerfulness kept breaking through”

“But cheerfulness kept breaking through” ~ Leonard Cohen “Ain't No Cure for Love” ⤵️ https://t.co/xoPHFxRs26 pic.twitter.com/T72JDth7KL — Paul Holdengraber (@holdengraber) February 14, 2019