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.
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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
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.
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)
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.
knife | fork | book
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
“Where are we Toto?”
“We’ve landed. Softly. On hardwood.”
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
CONTACT | INFO
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