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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 […]

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“The exact book I needed:”

HEAR PHIL HALL HERE BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH w/SPECIAL GUEST MARK GOLDSTEIN 02 MARCH 2021 KFB KFB SELECTS Twelve monthly selections of the latest and best in contemporary poetry selected by knife | fork | book SUBSCRIBE

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Biblical

Without Form is a meticulous erasure of the Holy Bible, only its chapter and verse notation spared by repeat Blasted Tree contributor Ben Robinson. This ambitious visual poetry project encompasses all sixty-six books of the Bible—over one thousand pages—published in print in its entirety and animated for easy online viewing. The Blasted Tree has made […]

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The [year]

How? Much has fallen through the cracks. Many titles not given their due. My heart to all poets and publishers who continue to maneuver stay afloat these precarious days. Dreams lessened, deferred or lost. One night, we’re welcoming Alice Notley, the next we’re in lockdown. A cherished space of our own, only now to begin […]

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Radiant

Find this radiant beauty here.

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“Who am I?”

2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR POETRY DON MEE CHOI DMZ COLONY [WAVE BOOKS 083]

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HOA/WAH

This winter, poet HOA NGUYEN returns to FRED WAH with a pair of writing workshops in support of knife | fork | book “Verse, prose, verse-prose: multi-referential yet playful. It is a book of poetics as poem as reality-expanding creative possibility. In a sequence written across books and forty years, MHT is a poetics of […]

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Tuck[er] Shop

Above and beyond. Smart, incisive mini-reviews by poet AARON TUCKER posted on their Instagram. Thanks, love!

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How pretty?