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Yes, darlin’s there is a hereafter… KFB 5TH ANNIVERSARY POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA OCTOBER 1-5 2021 FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST 7PM EDT [ZOOM] NOT YOUR BEST 2 The QUEER ASS FUCK Issue LAUNCH SATURDAY OCTOBER 2ND 1PM EDT LIVE RYAN FITZPATRICK/RYANNE KAP/AMANDA MERPAW KFB EAST at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND 3PM EDT LIVE JENNIFER LOVEGROVE/DALE […]

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Kirby wept.

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knife | fork | book, Canada’s All-Poetry Destination, is looking for a new home. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege to create/co-create and inhabit some beautiful spaces. We’ve proven ourselves very adaptable in each, making things pretty, including our current online presence. We’re in no rush. We aimed to be a steady rudder throughout […]

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Returning

First in person poetry outing since 14 March 2020, and a grand re-entry at that, accompanied by poet/friends CONOR McDONNELL + JIM JOHNSTONE attending the beautiful laneway gallery space at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE where a group show of poetry broadsides are on display, extended to the end of this month, featuring work by VICTORIA […]

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Cover 2 Cover

A little over a year ago, KFB made a commitment to create settings to listen/hear a poet’s work in its entirety, whether workshopped as a work-in-progress, or a finished piece. Cover 2 Cover debuts here with a complete reading of poet, AARON TUCKER‘s long poem CATALOGUE D’OISEAUX, published by Book*hug Press, 2021, recorded 30 May […]

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Loaded

KFB SELECTS 2021 AIDAN CHAFE GOSPEL DRUNK Now at the Dispensary Hear AIDAN CHAFE here, celebrate the KFB launch of AMANDA EARL’s MATTHEW in conversation w/KIRBY. KFB SUNDAY SERVICE 20 JUN 2021 11AM ET Direct Link on our homepage morning of. Photo collage: Kirby

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NEW AT THE DISPENSARY “…demonstrating (as if that were needed) that poetry transposes into bodies and languages, imposing its luminous presence that no technology can diminish.” – ALEXANDRE PATEAU “A monumental testament to our times.” – KIRBY In 2020, the poetry translation project VERSschmuggel / reVERSible brought together six German poets, and twelve Canadian poets (six writing in English […]

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There’s this crazy thing that happens when you open a book and see perfection. Poet, CAMERON ANSTEE, has a knack for this. A huge fan of his Invisible debut, Book of Annotations, along with the consistently beautiful work he produces at Apt. 9. Then, these two new chapbooks he penned, Lines and Baseline Variations [St. […]

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So fine

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO DAMN PRETTY?! NEW from THE BLASTED TREE Kevin Stebner’s The Enfolding is the prettiest thing my eyes have beheld this season. Then there’s Lee’s SAINTLYLIMB and a new broadside for my fridge. Scoop these while you can.

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DOUGLAS KEARNEY SHO

Come here. Come here. Come here. Come here. Kearney’s prosody is miraculous. Explosive double beats launch the lines or hit the break like a hi-hat. Slant rhymes suggest infinite puns, but Kearney sometimes downshifts from complexity and just cruises around the neighborhood. Formalism as syncopation and signification: I can’t think of another writer as gifted as […]