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

Book in hand

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ELIANNA LEV

SEX MADE ME

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OUT OCTOBER 6TH

1st ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH > OCT 6 KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH  DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT | ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME  | DALE SMITH SONS 7PMOCT 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 NORMAN NEMETALLAH +++ SPECIAL GUESTS 4-7PM > OCT 7  IN CONVERSATION: JERAMY DODDS & JONATHAN GARFINKEL 8PM  > OCT 8  OPEN HOUSE 1-5PM AT THE DARK SIDE STUDIO 244 AUGUSTA AVE 2ND FLOOR KENSINGTON MARKET TORONTO

The poetry fairies are dancing

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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  (Commence Friday, September 15th.)

NEW MAILING ADDRESS:  knife | fork | book c/o The Dark Side Studio  244 Augusta Ave. Second Floor Toronto, ON M5T 2L7
The first reading event in our spacious new digs will be SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH with MARK GOLDSTEIN, PHIL HALL, and ERIN MOURE, immediately followed by our 1st ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND, OCT 6-8TH (see knifeforkbook.com for details).
KFB Signature Thursday Night Poets Series will be moving to a new night, Friday Night Poets, beginning in October. Check this website for updates.
Our Indie-gogo campaign raised 24% of our goal in it’s first week! Simply astonishing. Reaching our goal we’ll defray moving costs, new expenses, and take KFB to the next level. Your kind donation and good word of mouth are greatly appreciated. And, thanks to those contributing to our silent auction in the works, we’re still accepting goods/services.
Thanks for all of your love and support while we were tossed these ‘curve balls’ (good thing she’s handled a few). 
*kisses* 
Kirby
THIS THURSDAY is JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL ANDREW MCEWEN, and AARON TUCKER our last night at Rick’s Cafe. Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish.
THURSDAY SEPT 21st ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAWRENCE will be held at ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY 275 AUGUSTA AVE Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

 

 

 

Moving on up

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It’s official, we’re moving.

After a glorious, unforgettable first year of revelry at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington, the cafe itself has been sold, and Toronto’s Poetry-Only bookshop is now seeking a new home.
Hundreds of you, both in person and abroad, have shared your unabashed love for KFB.
This is our first ‘ask.’ We need your help with the move.
Here’s how you can help:
  • If you know of a small business/location/landlord who would welcome and take pleasure in collaborating with us to mutual benefit, please contact me so we can be properly introduced.
  • An INDIE GO-GO campaign to raise funds to not only assist with the move, but give us the front money we’ve never had to take KFB to the next level (primarily merchandising and inventory). Here’s the link: https://igg.me/at/kfb  Please Facebook, tweet, send to help us get the word out.
  • A silent auction is in the works in conjunction with our 1st Anniversary Oct 6-8. If you have any goods and/or services you would care to donate, please contact.
Like you, I believe KFB is in a great position to make this move, exceeding the current space we enjoyed to further establish ourselves as the go-to place for poets and poetry.
Words of support, I can quote in our campaign, would be helpful.
And, if you have any other ideas to those ends, toss them my way.
Yours, I remain,
Kirby aka Poet Warrior Princess
Owner/Proprietor, knife | fork | book 
CHECK OUT OUR NEW PHOTO ALBUM
p.s. Our final event at Rick’s will be THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, the first of #THURSNIGHTPOETS new season with JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL, AARON TUCKER, & ANDREW MCEWEN. Locations for subsequent events TBA. KFB will operate as a pop-up until we relocate.

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ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH

Krischan STOTZ*

Ally FLEMING

S. TAKATSU

Stewart COLE

+ INSPIRITUS PRESS LAUNCH

Marc DI SAVERIO

THURSDAY AUGUST 24TH

knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

STEWART COLE is the author of Questions in Bed (Goose Lane, 2012). A Canadian expatriate, he lives in Wisconsin, where he teaches at the University of Oshkosh.
S. TAKATSU is a writer, designer, event coordinator, and the founder of Inspiritus Press, Bring the Noise Street Poetry, Crossroads Literary Festival and other community initiatives. His serialized work has surpasses 1 million reads online. He pioneered English cell phone novels in 2008, authored Secondhand MemoriesEspresso LoveOf Forests and Clocks and Dreams, and edited the 2017 poetry anthology, Apparatus. He has a forthcoming poem in PRISM International. He was the recipient of the 2016 Babs Burggraf Award, and lives in Toronto.
ALLY FLEMING is a poet, publicist, and emerging reviewer who lives in Toronto. Her work can be found in Carousel, Canadian Medical Association Journal‘s blog, New Recruits, Sunrise with Sea Monsters, This Magazine, and the chapbook What Happened Was: He Flew (serif of nottingham editions, 2011).
KRISCHAN STOTZ is a young gay Canadian writer who lives in Berlin as a freelancer.
MARC DI SAVERIO hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as CNQ, Maisonneuve, Hazlitt, and Partisan. In 2015, critic Shane Neilson wrote in CNQ Magazine that Di Saverio’s debut, Sanatorium Songs (Palimpsest Press), “is the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years.” He was ranked in the top ten of the world’s finest English language haiku poets in 2011 by Simply Haiku Magazine, and awarded the City of Hamilton Arts Award For Best Emerging Writer in 2016. Forthcoming is his epic poem, Crito Di Volta (Biblioasis), and Ship of Gold: the Essential Poems of Emile Nelligan (Véhicule Press).
Hand model: JIM JOHNSTONE
*Not in attendance

Featured Literary Event: Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki

Reviewed by Kian Vaziri-Tehrani

On Saturday June 25th, Monastiraki held the Knife|Fork|Book poetry chapbook launch of Jeff Kirby‘s She’s Having a Very Doris Day and Jonathan Garfinkel‘s Bociany (Storks) which featured readings by the two author along with poet David Bradford.

Walking into Monastiraki (for the first time I might add) I was struck by its quaintness and the subtle elegance of what it had on display, with a vintage Conan the Barbarian comic and a How do You Say it in Chinese? guidebook particularly catching my attention. It wasn’t long before a few familiar faces popped up, like fiction writer Guillaume Morrissette and poet Klara du Plessis. But of course, the afternoon belonged to Kirby, Garfinkel, and Bradford, who were making the rounds through the shop, mingling and chatting before their readings.


David Bradford

Kirby first introduced David Bradford, who read a…

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