Poetry illustrated

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SHIRLEY CAMIA CHILDREN SHOULDN’T USE KNIVES (AT BAY PRESS, 2017)

w/ JOYCE JODIE KIM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
SHIRLEY CAMIA is a Filipina-Canadian poet. She is the author of three collections of poetry: the forthcoming Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015) and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011). Her work has been featured in North American publications such as The New Quarterly and the Winnipeg Free Press, and is forthcoming in TAYO and the anthology, My Lot is a Sky, from Math Paper Press in Singapore. Born in Winnipeg, Shirley has lived across Canada, the Philippines, Japan and Kenya. She is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
JOYCE JODIE HA-EUN KIM is a Toronto-based artist inspired by the testimonies and lives around her. She loves to draw and paint sights or fleeting moments that are often overlooked. Joyce is a fine-arts student, currently attending the Ontario College of Arts and Design University (OCAD U).

This is how we move

FISHER SMALL & FINE PRESS FAIR JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL AARON TUCKER ANDREW MCEWAN ANAHITA JAMALI RAD DANIELLE LAFRANCE  THE FOLD BRAMPTON BOOK BASH MARK GOLDSTEIN PHIL HALL ERIN MOURE DAVID BRADFORD ELIANNA LEV DALE SMITH RYAN ECKES SUE LANDERS JIMMY MCINNES JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY GARY BARWIN HUGH THOMAS JAMES LINDSEY A.F. MORITZ JANE MUNRO SUSAN GILLIS MARY DI MICHELE JAN CONN YOKO’S DOGS MARGO LAPIERRE PHILLIP CRYMBLE ROCCO DE GIACOMO EMILY IZSAK RASIQRA REVULVA A. ZACHARY JULIE CAMERON GRAY KIRBY JAMES G. SOUTHCOTT JERAMY DODDS JONATHAN GARFINKEL SPENCER GORDON CANISIA LUBRIN OWAIN NICHOLSON DAVID ALEXANDER GUILLIAUME MORISSETTE MIGUEL LEANDRO GAMBOA HOA NGUYEN MOEZ SURANI VINCENT COLISTRO MICHELLE BROWN SUPARNA GHOSH R. KOLEWE MLA CHERNOFF UPCOMING LYNN CROSBIE NICHOLAS POWER JIM SMITH LILLIAN NECKACOV LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON SARAH PINDER MEET THE PRESSES SHIRLEY CAMIA CONCETTA PRINCIPE JAKE BYRNE JIM JOHNSTONE SHANE NEILSON JACK DAVIS Festival International de la Poésie: Poésie Poetry – a Bilingual reading Stéphane Despatie | Corinne Chevarier | Éric Charlebois CHRIS BANKS CORNELIA HOOGLAND SORAYA PEERBAYE not to mention all the poets in attendance and those who visit us daily.

Poets. Poetry. It’s who we are. It’s what we serve.  knife | fork | book

This final week, please contribute to our IndieGOGO funder. Thank you. Kirby

 

Debut

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 
Photos: KIRBY

“Poetry is what we serve.”

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Poetry is an event. Poetry read aloud is a vital, courageous, extraordinary act. It’s my refresh button. Sustenance. What keeps us here. Pockets of vibrant, responsive, living communities in support of one another. Challenging, raising the bar. Hearing what we haven’t, repeatedly the same, repeatedly new. To etch out identities and form. Find resonance and dischord. Celebrate differences. Exercise clean anger. Get messy. Weep with those who weep. Rejoice with those who rejoice.

k | f | b is the setting, the stage, where that occurs several times weekly. If poetry doesn’t move, what good is it?

And poets seek to read here, because, where there’s movement, it’s a happening.

KIRBY Field Trip: knife | fork | book in Toronto’s Kensington Market October 3, 2017, All Lit Up.

Photo: ROBERT FREDE KENTER, Beautiful Outlaw Press Launch 30 September 2017, k | f | b

We’re one

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k | f | b  2017 FALL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH

DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME DALE SMITH SONS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

To celebrate our 1st Anniversary, the first reading event in our new home. Three new chapbooks. Two compelling new poets and the first Canadian publication of poet Dale Smith.

OR How do you strike / if you have to strike / a loved one?

In Call Out, DAVID BRADFORD grapples with call-out culture as he turns a necessary call on one of his own, exploring the complications inherent in the nuance at play where the target is a friend, loved, known. Bradford’s long poem takes the shape of slow, fugal false starts set on 18 cards, and invites the reader to reorder, omit and emphasize its parts as they construct a different poem. In doing so, the cardholder is coerced into shifting the tone and ethics of the poem as they rebuild it—interrogating the biases of their Call Out as they take shape.

I’m not known for my discretion.

ELIANNA LEV’S Sex Made Me chronicles “how sex influenced my entire being, ” says Lev, adding,  ” From exploring the ways sexual corruption shaped me after being molested before my neural pathways were fully developed to detailing the time a team of medical practitioners of varying degrees of social graces huddled around my butthole to clumsily perform a confining STI-relayed anal probe … it’s all in there.”

His hand on you / Asleep and darkness / Where no moon tonight / Breathe him in

DALE SMITH’s SONS depicts masculine love as it is observed and passed between sons and father, father and sons.

LAUNCH NIGHT ONLY  k | f | b 2017 Fall Chapbook Bundle $40 (save $8)

Held dear

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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.

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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
Photos: KIRBY

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“Where are we Toto?”

“We’ve landed. Softly. On hardwood.”

WE’VE MOVED

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
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Beautiful outlaws

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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