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THE GIRLS FLIP’N GET IT

Here’s the headline: ONE OF KFB’s BIGGEST EVENTS EV-VAH! SCARBOROUGH COMES OUT & SUPPORTS THEIR OWN! Not only the biggest, but the FRESHEST BRIGHTEST NEW WORK HEARD IN A LONG TIME! So much to be celebrated here, poets, but what stands out most besides the work itself, is the gushing well-spring of genuine love and […]

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THE GIRLS WHO GET IT

GET IT No. You are not dreaming. Our next two weekends. Join us.

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Firsts

“Our aim is to serve the book, with an eye towards the beauty of the book in hand.” – KIRBY, Publisher, knife | fork | book The first Bradford. The first Stintzi. The first Turner. The first Cody. Early Khashayar & Prathna. The full-length debuts of Cavuto & Sharp. The pairings of Truscott & Lindsay, […]

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Cactus flower

“And I have a new chapbook in the back for ten bucks.” Poets pushing their new chapbooks. Music to my ears. Frankly, I’m not a huge fan of “open mics,” largely because they’re often insular/clique-ish (the very same reading at each and every event) and messy (as in disrespectful, as in “too many” with most […]

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Western stars

Meanwhile. The West is sitting pretty. KFB WEST at CAPITAL ESPRESSO 1349 Queen St W Parkdale. Daily.

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“yellow stars and crocuses”

This April, National Poetry Month, knife | fork | book at The Great Escape Book Store [KFB EAST] has collaborated with poet/artist Jessica Hiemstra to welcome the launch of The Thinking Heart: The Etty Drawings (1983-1984) Claire Wilks, printed and bound by Baseline Press for Exile Editions. This will include an installation of broadsides, panels, […]

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Escape hatch

RASIQRA REVULVA SAILOR, C’EST L’HEURE [The Blasted Tree] OUT NOW at KFB EAST Returned from a lovely visit at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE | KFB EAST… a glorious new window display featuring GE’s BOOK & FILM CLUB, the James Dickey [novel]/John Boorman [film] classic DELIVERANCE. Highly recommend. At our nook in back: the NEW MARK […]

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Rain, the lake, the day [light flurries] the poetry

Poets JAMES LINDSAY & MARK TRUSCOTT launch their KFB chapbook/pamphlet — each read in their entirety — at our first live event of 2022. Thanks to all who celebrated in attendance. MARK TRUSCOTT RAIN & JAMES LINDSAY THE LAKE OUT NOW KFB EAST at The Great Escape Bookstore 957 Kingston Rd KFB WEST at Capital […]

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Our best. East. West.

“I can’t believe you have this!” NEW UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE THE SONG CAVE WAVE POETRY NIGHTBOAT THE BLASTED TREE ANSTRUTHER TIMGLASET PENTERACT GASPEREAU TALONBOOKS COACH HOUSE PALIMPSEST BASELINE COLLUSION BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW BRICK W&W GORDON HILL METONYMY INVISIBLE ANANSI BOOK*HUG SIGNAL MAWENZI HOUSE ICEHOUSE M&S +++ CHECK THE TITLES AROUND THESE TITLES. SIMPLY THE BEST THE […]

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We’re chuffed.

You’re gonna flip. A Globe & Mail Top 100 [SAM CHEUK]. Our first double chapbook, FLIP with two titles by VICTORIA MBABAZI. NEW JIM JOHNSTONE. LISA ROBERTSON. & AYAZ PIRANI. We’re chuffed. NEW KFB SELECTS SUBSCRIBERS receive a KFB BONUS GIFT BUNDLE [limited offer while supplies last] SUBSCRIBE TODAY