Dear friends

I'm on a trainkimberly-alidio

Dear Friends,

A little note of hello–I’ve been traveling so much this spring and summer (with more to come!) and miss you all. Wanted to let you know that with the help of the always dazzling Kirby of knife fork book, we have an event to look forward to: a reading with my friend and poet Kimberly Alidio and me, timed for her visit to Toronto and my tiny window of not being away. 

I truly hope you can come out to hear us read and share some time together…please tell and invite your friends?



(from the gorgeous Hudson Valley–will train back to TO in the reverse direction as the attached photo to arrive Sunday night!)

 k | f | b  welcomes



Wednesday, July 26th  7 PM

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

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

KIMBERLY ALIDIO is a U.S. East Coast-born second-generation Filipinx tenure-track dropout living in East Austin, Texas. She wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Entropy, Hold, Nat.Brut, and Texas Review. She was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought, and received a doctorate in modern U.S. history from the University of Michigan, postdoctoral fellowships from the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and the University of Illinois’ Asian American Studies Program, and poetry fellowships from Naropa University, VONA/ Voices and Kundiman.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, HOA NGUYEN lives in Toronto. From Wave Books, her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots, nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop.

‘Can you tell me about KFB?’

db -2db - kolewe

I remember stopping in one Friday this past March feeling rundown and fed up with this city and Kirby was all smiles, and then Ralph Kolewe, a great poet, dropped in, and then Kate Sutherland, another great poet, dropped in, and we all sat in the sun together, looking at poetry, talking. And I instantly remembered why I was in Toronto.

REBECCAH LOVE Interview with David Bradford Toronto Arts Report July 10, 2017.

SLO-PO w/DAVID BRADFORD returns 21/09/17
Photos: R. KOLEWE

Deer crossing




terry is a deer living in Toronto. he has an honours BA in literature in english, philosophy, and book & media studies from the University of Toronto (circa 2017). he often makes his own little books and is a quiet member of Nosebleed Club. he was an editor at Hart House Review from 2014 to 2017. he currently reads poetry submissions for Arc Poetry and reviews poetry books for Platypus Press.
Find terry’s new chapbook, OPEN FIELD, and his other lovelies, here.
Photos: KIRBY