STOTZ FLEMING TAKATSU COLE DI SAVERIO

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ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH

Krischan STOTZ*

Ally FLEMING

S. TAKATSU

Stewart COLE

+ INSPIRITUS PRESS LAUNCH

Marc DI SAVERIO

THURSDAY AUGUST 24TH

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

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

STEWART COLE is the author of Questions in Bed (Goose Lane, 2012). A Canadian expatriate, he lives in Wisconsin, where he teaches at the University of Oshkosh.
S. TAKATSU is a writer, designer, event coordinator, and the founder of Inspiritus Press, Bring the Noise Street Poetry, Crossroads Literary Festival and other community initiatives. His serialized work has surpasses 1 million reads online. He pioneered English cell phone novels in 2008, authored Secondhand MemoriesEspresso LoveOf Forests and Clocks and Dreams, and edited the 2017 poetry anthology, Apparatus. He has a forthcoming poem in PRISM International. He was the recipient of the 2016 Babs Burggraf Award, and lives in Toronto.
ALLY FLEMING is a poet, publicist, and emerging reviewer who lives in Toronto. Her work can be found in Carousel, Canadian Medical Association Journal‘s blog, New Recruits, Sunrise with Sea Monsters, This Magazine, and the chapbook What Happened Was: He Flew (serif of nottingham editions, 2011).
KRISCHAN STOTZ is a young gay Canadian writer who lives in Berlin as a freelancer.
MARC DI SAVERIO hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as CNQ, Maisonneuve, Hazlitt, and Partisan. In 2015, critic Shane Neilson wrote in CNQ Magazine that Di Saverio’s debut, Sanatorium Songs (Palimpsest Press), “is the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years.” He was ranked in the top ten of the world’s finest English language haiku poets in 2011 by Simply Haiku Magazine, and awarded the City of Hamilton Arts Award For Best Emerging Writer in 2016. Forthcoming is his epic poem, Crito Di Volta (Biblioasis), and Ship of Gold: the Essential Poems of Emile Nelligan (Véhicule Press).
Hand model: JIM JOHNSTONE
*Not in attendance

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Still aglow. METATRON x LIGHT READING x KNIFE|FORK|BOOK this past Tuesday. Hosted by A.ZACHARY w/ SENNAH YEE RASIQRA REVULVA NATALIE WEE EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN ZOE IMANI SHARPE RUBY BRUNTON (and guests).
Photos: KIRBY

TUESDAY

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THIS TUESDAY NIGHT

METATRON x LIGHT READING x KFB

RUBY BRUNTON
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN
ZOE IMANI SHARPE
NATALIE WEE
SENNAH YEE

TUESDAY AUGUST 15TH

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

DOORS 6:30 POETRY 7-ISH
Access: Ramp entrance into shop.
RUBY BRUNTON is a New Zealand-born poet who now lives in Brooklyn. She is the New York City emissary of Metatron and a contributing editor at Mask Magazine. Recent work has appeared in Hazlitt, The Fanzine, The New Inquiry, and Hobart. She spends a lot of time thinking about intimacy, resistance, and how to create community and education alternatives.
ZOE IMANI SHARPE is a poet, essayist, and editor whose work explores race, architecture, and alternative sexualities. She is the author of Sullied (Trapshot, 2011). Her collection Butter Arcade is due out next year.
SENNAH YEE lives in Toronto and is completing her doctoral thesis on gendered robot design in film. Her first book of poems, How Do I Look?, will be published by Metatron this fall.
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN, of boston & montreal, is a transfeminine genderweird autistic psychonaut writer with insurrectionary sympathies
NATALIE WEE is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology 2016.
PICTURED: RUBY BRUNTON. NATALIE WEE. SENNAH YEE.

On our radar

do you think

 

A sampler of current books we love.  knife | fork | book

ERIN ROBINSONG Rag Cosmology (BookThug) KATHRYN MOCKLER DAVID POOLMAN Some Theories (ST Press)  KIMBERLY ALIDIO After Projects the Resound (Black Radish Books) MARCUS MCCANN Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe (Invisible) LINDA BESNER Feel Happier in Nine Seconds (Coach House) IGOR KOHLIN Kohlin 66: Diaries and Poems trans. Ainsley Morse, Bela Shayevich (Ugly Duckling Presse) CHELY LIMA Lo Que Dijo El Licantropo / What the Werewolf Told Them tran. Margaret Randall (The Operating System) HARMONY HOLIDAY Hollywood Forever (Fence Books) HOA NGUYEN You Then a Dang (Belladonna).

A passion for poetry

The rare treat of being in such good company. HOA NGUYEN & KIMBERLY ALIDIO last night.  knife | fork | book

UPCOMINGAugust 24th STEWARTCOLE | ALLYFLEMING | TAKATSU | ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH  September 14th  JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL | AARON TUCKER | ANDREW MCEWEN September 21st  ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAFRANCE September 22nd (Fri)  SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD  September 30th (Sat)  MARK GOLDSTEIN | PHIL HALL | ERIN MOURE | BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH October 6-8  KNIFE FORK BOOK 1ST ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH 
Photos: KIRBY

Dear friends

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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?

Love,

Hoa

(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

KIMBERLY ALIDIO  

HOA NGUYEN

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.

Daytrippin’

A day (and, what a day. Thanks, Lynne). That’s all she needed.  knife | fork | book

Pictured: Lynne DeSilva-Johnson. Ruby. Group Huddle 7 at TOPOS Bookstore & Cafe: CAConrad. James G. Southcott. Omari Douglin. Rachel James. Tommy Pico. Not pictured: Parker Menzimer.
Photos: KIRBY
p.s. I love how poets are there for one another.