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ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY MONDAY JUNE 18TH WHITBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH DOORS 7PM FREE ALL ACCESS

ROXANNA BENNETT IS A DISABLED POET AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE  (TIGHTROPE BOOKS, 2014) AND UNSEEN GARDEN (KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, 2018). HER WORK HAS APPEARED IN BITCH MAGAZINE, SLICE MAGAZINE, THE DALHOUSIE REVIEW, EXISTERE, ARC, VALLUM, CV2, COSMONAUTS AVENUE, QWERTY, CARTE BLANCHE, AND MANY OTHER PUBLICATIONS. SHE LIVES IN ONTARIO, CANADA.
JEFF KIRBY POET. OWNER/PUBLISHER KNIFE | FORK | BOOK. EARLIER SIMPLE ENOUGH. COCK & SOUL. BOB’S BOY. THE WORLD IS FUCKED AND SOMETIMES BEAUTIFULA COCKSUCKER’S PRAYER (BANDCAMP). RECENT  SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY (KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, 2017). MATRIX MAGAZINETHE RUSTY TOQUE ISSUE 13 (PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEE), NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2018. UPCOMING THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF (PERMANENT SLEEP PRESS, SPRING 2019). WHITE CHRISTIAN DAZE.

Lovefest

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.
Photos: KIRBY

#poweredbypoets

 

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
p.s. Check out our NEW ONLINE SHOP, goodies added weekly.

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*KFB’s new hashtag/byline to go with our striking new logo by poet, JOHN STI NTZI

 

15:1

VALLUM MAGAZINE Issue 15:1 Memory and Loss LAUNCH w/Julie Mannell Heather L Kelly Noah Zacharin Canisia Lubrin Devon Gallant Tamar Rubin Brian Henderson Laurie D. Graham Emily Rosello Mercurio Bill Howell Zach Pearl knife | fork | book

KFB KICKASS KILLER WEEKEND

THIS FRIDAY + SATURDAY

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Julie Mannell
Heather Kelly
Noah Zacharin
Canisia Lubrin
Devon Gallant
Tamar Rubin
Brian Henderson
Laurie D. Graham
Emily Rosello Mercurio
Bill Howell
Zach Pearl
Mike Madill

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

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LEMONHOUND | TANIS FRANCO | TANIS MACDONALD | TRISH SALAH | ZOE WHITTALL KATHRYN MOCKLER

 

Launch pad

SATURDAY 3PM DAVID ALEXANDER launches his Nightwood Editions debut, AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN with special guests, LILLIAN NECAKOV + JEFF LATOSIK. 7PM ZED PRESS storm Toronto with two new chapbooks/poets HANAN HAZIME AORTA + KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN

Poetry. Here.  knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY