The Little Poetry Shop That Could*

You may have noticed we’ve taken a little breather these past two Fridays. That’s about to change…

MAY 25  BIG AL’S LOVEFEST POETS READ A.F. MORITZ TO MORITZ CELEBRATING THE SPARROW (ANANSI) JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  JUNE 8  DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  A. LIGHT ZACHARY CANISIA LUBRIN JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  JUNE 16  MAWENZI HOUSE SHOWCASE  ARCHNA SAHNI | GEETHA SUKUMARA  JUNE 17  KIRBY | OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE | JOSHUA CREEK ART CENTRE GALLERY 4PM  JUNE 22  MALLORY TATER | CURTIS LEBLANC | DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER  JULY 6 CATHERINE GRAHAM | KATHLEEN MCCRACKEN  JULY 13 DAVID HADBAWNIK | DALE SMITH  JULY 15 DETROIT BOOKFEST JULY 20 JAMES ARTHUR  SEPT 16  KFB at BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

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knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

 k | f | b Readings are generally Friday Nights, Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7-ish. unless noted otherwise. THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE (and does). Check here, or our twitter feed, for any updates.
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
*WRITE MAGAZINE WINTER 2018

#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

 

Hounds of love

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Poets, poetry to the rescue. LEMONHOUND[S] SINA QUERYAS TANIS FRANCO TRISH SALAH KATHRYN MOCKLER TANIS MACDONALD ZOE WHITTALL  Canadian Independent Booksellers Day  knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY

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