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There is so much I can say about/in this poem—loss, memory, desire, grief, the struggle—every once in awhile, usually one in each collection, I come up with a good, signature “protest poem” my queer activist, liberationist intact. I place protest poem here in quotes, because they also tend to be elegies (a statement in and […]

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KFB SAL/ONline DEBUTS

and we’re back. Darlin’s, in the grand tradition of Stein, Matisse, and Capote, we’ve officially entered our “Salon Phase.” We couldn’t be more chuffed. And to debut with these stunning new ANSTRUTHER PRESS chapbooks, this line-up of poets, made it all the more. Thanks to all who joined SAMUEL STRATHMAN, SÍLE ENGLERT, AYAZ PIRANI, SHANE […]

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SHIRLEY CAMIA | N O V E N A

On this, the last evening of Filipino Heritage Month 2020, SHIRLEY CAMIA graces us with her new short, NOVENA. Poet/Director SHIRLEY CAMIA on NOVENA: This short film, inspired by videos created by Filipinx artists of the diaspora who integrate their cultural heritage into their work, transforms one of my written poems into a multimedia artistic […]

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“I am shook.”

“This felt true to me. It felt timely. And I had no idea how to even begin.” “Your voice will never die. / That is to say I’ll hear it” Both of these new collections, by poets I already hold dear, have shook me to my core and will stay with me forever. – KIRBY, […]

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HOME DELIVERY: KFB SELECTS MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

Join KFB SELECTS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES any time of the year for a full year. Twelve monthly titles of the latest and best in contemporary poetry selected by knife | fork | book. KFB SELECTS Subscription Series relaunches with our MARCH 2020 Selection: ALICE NOTLEY FOR THE RIDE (Penguin Poets, 2020) KFB SELECTS APRIL 2020: JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI JUNEBAT (Anansi Poetry, […]

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Staggerlee wonders

see also: On Language, Race and the Black Writer If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? Staggerlee wonders On Being White and Other Lies

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CAVUTO SATURDAY NIGHT

MICHAEL CAVUTO COUNTRY POEMS reads with ROBIN BROX at DAVID HADBAWNIK’s HOUSE READING 2 30 MAY 2020 8:30PM ZOOM LINK HERE

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The table is set

The debut. The follow-up. The master. The host. ANANSI POETRY SPRING 2020 SHOWCASE 20 MAY 3PM Eastern IG LIVE @knifeforkbook

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HEAR ALICE HERE

ALICE NOTLEY recorded live Small World Music Centre, Toronto 14/03/2020 KFB PATREON MEMBERS ENJOY DIRECT ACCESS. JOIN TODAY! Presented by knife | fork | book and Ryerson University English Department. Special thanks to Reza and Samira at Small World, Dale Smith, Hoa Nguyen, Kaplan Harris, Sara Nicholson, and Alice Notley. EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: KIRBY