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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
“…bodies bathed in swirling symbols, colours, light, portals, chakras, vibratory anatomical gardens, circulatory systems, radiance.” This night. Glory be. Thanks to all from San Bernardino to Halifax. KFB ANNUAL HOLIDAY QUEER w/ JOSHUA ESCOBAR JAKE BYRNE ANNICK MACASKILL NOLAN NATASHA JENNA LYN ALBERT JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI NEIL SURKAN HASAN NAMIR TRAVIS SHARPE SARAH SGRO ERÍN […]
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 […]
If we can’t turn this tanker in the canal / and it’s locks from here to the rising sea, / who wants to blow me as the world drowns? NEIL SURKAN “Scratched in a Stall on the Seasong” from THEIR QUEER TENDERNESS
KFB exists because poets do. “POWERED BY POETS.” You, dear poets, readers of poetry, lovers of the book, are what keeps us here. Like you, we continue to re-imagine/find/create new ways to maneuver with/through these days of disquiet and uncertainty. Your ongoing support (through kindnesses, words of encouragement, and subscribing, online sales, patreon/membership) has made […]