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Jessica Joy Hiemstra

Shannon Bramer

Ben Gallagher

James Lindsay

Noah Wareness

Khashayar Mohammadi

Ally Fleming

Kate Sutherland

Jacob McArthur Mooney

Conor McDonnell

Fan Wu

David Seymour

A. Light Zachary

Alison LaSorda

Doyali Islam

Ben Meyerson

A. F. Moritz

Host: Kirby

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“The Sparrow is more than a selected poems; it is also a single vast poem, in which the individual pieces can be read as facets of an ever-moving whole. This is the world of A. F. Moritz ― a unique combination of lyrical fire and meditative depth, and an imaginative renewal of style and never-ending discovery of form.”
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A. F. MORITZ has been called “one of the best poets of his generation” by John Hollander and “a true poet” by Harold Bloom, who ranks him alongside Anne Carson. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours throughout North America, including the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Fellowship, Poetry magazine’s Beth Hokin Prize, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

SPARROW

BIG AL’S LOVEFEST

Poets read A. F. MORITZ to Moritz in celebration of their new selected work, THE SPARROW (Anansi Poetry).

FRIDAY MAY 25TH

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

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.

 

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

On the boards

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Just a sampling. Find it here. knife | fork | book

No, we don’t have everything in store, (some titles sell out, quickly; there’s a lot of poetry being published) and we aim to be your source for poetry. We readily fufill special orders and offer the best prices we can on US/International titles (and shipping if required). Thank you for choosing us.

#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

 

Gusty

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What power outage? Poets, ROBIN RICHARDSON, JEFF LATOSIK, and EMMA HEALEY light an appreciative house last night.  knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY

HEALEY LATOSIK RICHARDSON

KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

EMMA HEALEY STEREOBLIND (ANANSI)

JEFF LATOSIK DREAMPAD (M&S)

ROBIN RICHARDSON SIT HOW YOU WANT (VEHICULE)

FRIDAY MAY 4TH

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

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

EMMA HEALEY is a writer who lives in Toronto.Her first book of poetry, Begin with the End in Mind, was published by ARP Books in 2012. Her second, Stereoblind, was just released by House of Anansi. You can read her poems, essays and criticism in places like The LA Review of Booksthe FADERHazlittthe HairpinReal Lifethe National Postthe Globe and Mailthe Toronto Starthe WalrusToronto LifeCanadian Art, the Daily DotLittle BrotherMatrixJoylandThe PuritanMaisonneuveC MagazineBroken Pencilthe VoidCV2 and Lemon Hound. She’s also a regular contributor to the music blog Said the Gramophone.
JEFF LATOSIK is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, winner of the 2011 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Safely Home Pacific Western as well as the chapbook Helium Ear. His work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and included in The Best Canadian Poetry in 2015 and 2016. He lives in Toronto.
ROBIN RICHARDSON is the author of three collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson’s latest collection, Sit How You Want, is out now with Véhicule Press. http://www.sithowyouwant.org